[Philippines] Volunteer reporter slain in Zamboanga del Sur shooting

Carlos Matas, the victim, hosted Zambo News Patrol in dxCA Bell FM and dxBZ Radyo Bagting. The police also described him as a “provincial coordinator for Cassava Farmers Association in Zamboanga del Sur.” Police Officer 2 Welito Nuena told CMFR that Matas was meeting a colleague in relation to his work as coordinator when he was killed.

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[Thailand] แถลงการณ์ร่วม | สมาคมนักข่าวนักหนังสือพิมพ์แห่งประเทศไทย และ สมาคมนักข่าววิทยุและโทรทัศน์ไทย | เรื่องยกเลิกคำสั่งพักใบอนุญาต Peace TV ลิดรอนเสรีภาพสื่อ – ขัดแย้งรัฐธรรมนูญ

สมาคมนักข่าวฯ ทั้งสอง ขอเรียกร้องให้คณะกรรมการกิจการกระจายเสียง กิจการโทรทัศน์ และกิจการโทรคมนาคมแห่งชาติ ทบทวนคำสั่งดังกล่าวโดยพลัน เพื่อให้สื่อมวลชนได้ทำหน้าที่ในการเสนอข้อมูล ข่าวสาร หรือแสดงความคิดเห็นตามสิทธิ์ขั้นพื้นฐานในรัฐธรรมนูญต่อไป

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[Cambodia] Joint statement: Civil society groups condemn ongoing attacks on freedom of the media

This is just the latest in a series of attacks which have devastated Cambodia’s media landscape since mid-2017. The Phnom Penh Post was Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-Khmer language daily, and its change of ownership raises serious questions about the paper’s continued independence.

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World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2018

The data and information reflect the country analyses and the observations of other press freedom indices. Year 2017 showed that media and journalists in the region were vulnerable and at risk for simply doing their jobs. The practice of the profession was put under pressure through court demands and proceedings, as well as content restrictions. With the first quarter of this year done, the press freedom situation has looked more dire as violations keep piling up.

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[Philippines] State of the Philippine Media Report

In his first 22 months in power, Mr. Duterte has earned the dubious honor of logging 85 various cases of attacks and threats on these dual values that the Constitution upholds as inalienable rights of the citizens. The number far exceeds those recorded under four presidents before him.

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[Philippines] Independent journalism persists in a growing hostile environment

At the center of this landscape is a president whose hostility and animosity against the press have sharpened the level of threat and attacks against individual journalists, making the practice of independent journalism more difficult and more problematic than these have been since the overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship in 1986.

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[Indonesia] Violence against women journalists

The Indonesian press has not been free from violence and abuse against journalists. There were more than 60 cases recorded from 2017 to March 2018, with at least 20 percent of the cases involving women journalists. Cases of violence against and harassment of women journalists have been high in Indonesia. But many of them do not reveal or prefer to keep silent.

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[Cambodia] How to dismantle a democracy?

The year 2017 was the most critical year for Cambodian politics since 1993. The independent media was silenced and independent journalists were harassed by legal actions and intimidation.  CSOs have been restricted by politically motivated laws. The opposition leader was arrested and jailed, while the party itself was dissolved by the Supreme Court.

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[Philippines] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

In his first 22 months in power, Mr. Duterte has earned the dubious honor of logging 85 various cases of attacks and threats on these dual values that the Constitution upholds as inalienable rights of the citizens. The number far exceeds those recorded under four presidents before him.

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Former NUJP director, correspondent receives death threats

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.

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