For allegedly besmirching the reputation of some of Singapore’s highest officials, the editor of a major independent online platform in the city-state has become the subject of a police probe. Terry Xu, chief editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) is the respondent to a criminal defamation case that is being investigated by police.
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance is a regional network of organisations working together to defend and promote genuine press freedom and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia. Established in November 1998, it has 13 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 an non-profit and non-governmental ‘association’ under the Thai Civil and Commercial Code under the name “Association of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance”.