SEAPA found the NBTC decision deplorable given Thailand’s claim that it is moving toward normalcy and reconciliation. The NBTC’s suspension of VOICE TV is an extremely disproportionate response — an overkill shutting down the entire station and all its programming — to broadcast content that is well within the station’s prerogative.
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) expresses deep concern over the continuing threats against an editor in Myanmar, currently… Read More
Two unidentified men on a motorcycle shot dead a columnist for Remate, Joaquin Briones, in Milagros, Masbate around 8 a.m. on March 13.
Joaquin Briones is the second journalist killed under the Duterte administration both of whom are from the Bicol Region.
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) called on the Magistrate Court to acquit Hendry and uphold the freedom of expression. SEAPA, along with other groups, reiterated its 2015 statement for Malaysian authorities to ensure that all human rights defenders are able to carry out their activities without any hindrance or fear of censorship.
Thai Supreme Court’s verdict on 23 February 2017 reduced the penalty of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk from 10 to six years in prison in a lèse majesté case.
Freedom of expression is a critical right and freedom in a functioning and healthy democracy, as guaranteed by the Federal Constitution. CIJ calls for the end of intimidation to the work of civil society in advancing and promoting fundamental human rights in this country through the use of disproportionate and punitive legislative apparatus.
If (Rodrigo) Duterte did order (Jun) Pala’s murder, then he should be tried and convicted for it, no ands, ifs or buts.