[Vietnam] For Gender Justice, Women Journalists Use the Power of the Pen

HANOI, Dec 10 – The conviction of an elderly man in November 2017 in the southern Vietnamese city of Vung Tau… Read More

[Regional] The 2017 SEAPA Annual Journalism Fellowship Program Concludes

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) successfully conducted its 2017 Annual Journalism Fellowship in November. This year’s fellowship program comprised… Read More

[Myanmar] 12 journalists’ groups condemn arrest of Reuters reporters

We urge the authorities to explain this incident with transparency and release both journalists immediately.

[Myanmar] Two journalists arrested for reporting the Rakhine State crisis, face 14-year jail term under the Official Secrets Act

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) asks Myanmar authorities to immediately release the two Reuters journalists, who were detained since 12 December 2017, and drop the charges under the 1923 Official Secrets Act. U Thet Oo Maung (Wa Lone) and Moe Aung (Kyaw Soe Oo) had been reporting the crisis involving the Rohingya when they were arrested in Yangon. Media outlets reported that the police have found in their possession military reports and maps of some areas in Rakhine State.

[Singapore] Activist faces multiple charges for organizing public assemblies without permit

Activist Jolovan Wham was charged in court for multiple offenses on 29 November 2017, according to a news release.

[Cambodia] Prime Minister threatens closure of a human rights NGO

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) is alarmed by the statement of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatening investigation and closure of a leading human rights non-government organization (NGO).

[Indonesia] Unggah status di Facebook, wartawan lokal di Timika dikeroyok polisi (Local journalist beaten for Facebook post)

Saldi Hermanto, wartawan yang bekerja di sebuah situs berita nasional Okezone dan redaktur koran lokal, Salam Papua, di Mimika, Provinsi Papua, dikeroyok segerombolan polisi, Sabtu malam (11 November 2017). [Saldi Hermanto was beaten by police last Saturday (11 November 2017) night after criticizing their response to a commotion at a local night market.]

[Myanmar] SEAPA: Two-month jail time for journalists—a harsh punishment

On 10 November 2017, a Myanmar court sentenced four persons to two month-imprisonment for attempting to fly a drone near… Read More