Secretariat

SEAPA programs are run by a regional secretariat based in Bangkok.

ed2 Edgardo Legaspi (from the Philippines), the Executive Director, is responsible for the overall management of the Secretariat based in Bangkok, Thailand; and for liaising with the SEAPA Board of Trustees, members, partners and donors. He is responsible for the overall strategies in implementing SEAPA’s programmatic and organizational objectives. Email: epl[at]seapa.org.
Wisnu Wisnu T Hanggoro (from Indonesia), the Journalism Development Program Manager, is responsible for the design, implementation, and reports of regional activities for journalist’s capacity enhancement such as SEAPA’s Annual Fellowship (SAF) program; Regional training on ethics; Regional thematic training on Human Rights, Democracy and Governance; Journalism Exchange/Internship Program, journalist recognition, as well as regional forums or conferences on specific issues. Email: wisnu[at]seapa.org
nuphoto Kulachada Chaipipat (from Thailand), the Campaigns Manager, is in charge of planning and executing SEAPA’s regional campaign and advocacy initiatives. She also coordinates SEAPA campaigns and advocacy with local and international press and freedom expression advocacy groups to widen support for critical issues to the media community in the region and to extend international pressure on state and non-state actors to bring about positive change to the regional media environment. Email: kcchacha[at]gmail.com
lek_bw Chankaew Suthitanawat (from Thailand), the Administration and Financial Manager, is responsible for budgetary control for office expense and other project activity expenses; ensuring accurate accounting, authorization and internal control procedures;  analyzing the transactions and managing a full range of accounting financial duties; preparing monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual financial reports; managing office operations and providing administrative and logistic support. Email: lek[at]seapa.org
 Aung Zaw Min Aung Zaw Min (from Burma) is the Project Manager for “Strengthening Ethnic Voices in Myanmar” (SEVM), supported by a grant from the EU Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. He is responsible for overall management and implementation of the, working together with Burma News International (BNI) Secretariat which is the co-implementer of this project. Email:aungzawmin[at]seapa.org
nai Nai Nai (from Burma), the Fellowship Coordinator, is responsible for planning and organizing a month-long SEAPA Annual  Journalism Fellowship Program (SAF), communicating and providing logistical support for SEAPA’s fellows, alumni and the network for the organization’s regular and ad-hoc programs, liaising the financial manager and the program manager for budgeting the SAF, being liable for SAF publication at the end of the program, reviewing and developing the overall SAF program. Email: nainai[at]seapa.org
We are looking for our next Alerts and Communication officer, to be in charge of monitoring and publicizing incidents of freedom of expression violations in the sub-region, with a focus on press and internet freedom. S/he will be also responsible for developing and implementing SEAPA’s communication strategy, managing the organisation’s on- and offline communication tools, and helping other programs achieve their communication objectives. Email: alert[at]seapa.org
Som Rongdanai (from Thailand), the Administrative Assistant, supports the Administration Manager in accounting and internal control procedures of the secretariat, as well as the online communication system. He is also SEAPA’s unofficial photographer.Email: srj[at]bhx.mine.nu