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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

One lawsuit, three dangers to media freedom

[Commentary] The Myanmar Army’s filing of criminal charges against The Voice Daily newspaper editor Kyaw Min Swe and satirist Kyaw… Read More

Removal of #FreeThe5KH banners an attack on free expression

Joint Cambodian and international CSO statement condemning removal of banners calling for the release of human rights defenders #FreeThe5KH #FreeTepVanny… Read More

#WPFD2017 ‘Dirty’ journalism in the spotlight

“Dirty journalism” became an important media buzzword in 2016, as controversies emerged from news media in relation to corruption in… 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.