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[Myanmar] Burmese photographers covering the Rohingya crisis detained in Bangladesh

Burmese photojournalist Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat were detained in the town of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on 7 September 2017 (Thursday). The two remain in police custody and their lawyer have been denied access by authorities, according to the GEO magazine press release.

[Myanmar] MJN request to release two Myanmar journalists who are arrested in Bangladesh

Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN) condemned and viewed that arrest of journalists those who are doing their journalist job is not practices of democracy and it is hinder to freedom of press.

[Philippines] NUJP on the police chief’s order to withhold spot reports from the press

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines demands that Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa immediately rescind what is clearly an illegal order to withhold spot reports from media.

[Philippines] Another Radio Broadcaster Survives Shooting Attack

A local radio broadcaster survived attack on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in Legazpi City, Albay. Legazpi City is 339 kilometers south of Manila.

[Indonesia] Journalist reported to police for alleged defamation

A senior journalist Dandhy Dwi Laksono was reported to the Police Cyber Crime Unit for allegedly committing online defamation in a Facebook post.

[Cambodia] Government launches systematic attack on independent media

The Cambodian government has launched over the past 3 weeks a systematic attack aimed at silencing independent media in theā€¦ Read More

[Philippines] Libel Cases: Three Journalists Charged, One Case Dismissed, News Team Posts Bail

Legal tussles in one week involved several journalists. Three newsmen were charged with libel. A libel case was dismissed. And a news team posted bail to avoid arrest in the Philippines for libel.

[Philippines] Tabloid Columnist Wounded in Batangas Shooting

A lone gunman shot and wounded a columnist of a Manila-based tabloid and his driver in Batangas City on 9 August 2017; two days after after motorcycle riding men killed columnist, Leo Diaz, in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao.