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[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

CIJ calls for charges against Malaysiakini bosses to be dropped

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is alarmed by the prosecution of Malaysiakini Chief Executive Officer Premesh Chandran on 15… Read More

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#WPFD2017 The Devastating Decline of Free Expression and Press Freedom in Southeast Asia

On World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2017, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) shares the following stories that demonstrate the devastating decline of free expression and press freedom in the region.

SEAPA Against All Efforts to Roll Back Media Freedom in Thailand

SEAPA express deep concerns over recent developments in Thailand, particularly with regard to the proposed the “Protection of Media Rights and Freedom, and Promotion of Ethics and Professional Standards” bill to regulate the media.

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