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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.

Ever-expanding powers of authorities set dangerous precedent

Two government agencies released announcements on 12 April 2017, a day before the start of a long holiday in Thailand. One suspended a radio station for five days, another prohibited online communication with monarchy critics.

Statement: No excuse for Environment Secretary’s treatment of reporter

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemns Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’s totally unjustified behavior toward BusinessWorld reporter Janina Lim, who she cursed and maligned Thursday (6 April 2017) for simply doing her job.

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