Journalist Grace Albasin, a former National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) director, has received death threats over social media stemming from the arrest of her daughter, youth activist Myles Albasin, and five companions who the military has accused of being communist rebels.
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”.