Three prominent Thai activists have been assaulted since May 2019, human rights group Human Rights Watch said. It urged Thai authorities to “urgently and impartially” investigate the assaults.
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance is a regional network of organizations working together to defend and promote genuine press freedom and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia. Established in November 1998, it has 12 members in 7 countries in Southeast Asia. The organization operates from Bangkok through a regional secretariat, which is governed by its Board of Trustees.
SEAPA is registered as a non-profit and non-governmental “association” under the Thai Civil and Commercial Code under the name “Association of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance”.