[Philippines] Tabloid Columnist Gunned Down in Sultan Kudarat

Two men riding a motorcycle shot dead a columnist in the municipality of President Quirino in Sultan Kudarat province on 7 August 2017. The killing happened while Mindanao is under martial law.

[Philippines] Statement: NUJP condemns killing of two journalists in Mindanao

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemns the murder of two journalists in as many days in Zamboanga del Sur and Sultan Kudarat provinces. The NUJP calls for an immediate investigation on the separate killings of Rudy Alicaway and Leo Diaz and demand the identification, arrest and prosecution of those involved.

[Philippines] Radio Commentator Survives Slay Attempt

Unidentified assailants shot and wounded a radio commentator in Marihatag town, Surigao del Sur on 26 July 2017.

[Philippines] Three Ampatuan, Maguindanao Massacre Accused Acquitted

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 221 dismissed the charges against three accused in the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre after the prosecution failed to prove their participation in the crime.

[Myanmar] Immediately release three detained journalists

Three journalists were arrested in Northern Myanmar on Monday (26 June 2017) while traveling in Shan State in Northern Myanmar… Read More

Burma: Journalist attacked in Kayah State

Maw Oo Myar – 23, female journalist from Kantarawaddy Times (KT) – was threatened verbally, attacked physically, and attempted to be taken by men at 7:30 p.m. on 26 May 2017 (Friday). The motive behind the attack is unclear.

Update: Prosecution insists on jail terms for journalists

The lead prosecutor for Timor Leste Prime Minister Rui Maria Araujo demanded on Wednesday jail terms for two Timor Leste… Read More

[Indonesia] Internet policy and implementation

A survey conducted by Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) in collaboration with Communication Research Center, University of Indonesia reveals… Read More