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WEEKLY MEDIA ROUNDUP (5 – 11 August 2017)

Some of the press freedom- and free expression-related events and issues you might have missed last week

[Thailand] Investigative reporter detained

Nattaporn Veeranant was taken to the Paholyothin Police Station for interrogation and to be charged. He was detained for nine hours from around 4 p.m. until after 1 a.m. on August 10. He was released on bail for 15,000 baht (approximately USD 450), which was posted by Prasong Lertratanawisute, executive director of Isra Institute, which runs the news agency.

Thailand: PeaceTV suspension shows NBTC’s tremendous powers

STATEMENT   SEAPA condemns the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) order to suspend PeaceTV for 30 days for airing… Read More

[Thailand] Journalist faces a possible 14-year jail term

Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) executive director Edgardo Legaspi condemned the filing of charges against Pravit saying that these are unjustified: “Pravit’s posts are well within his right to express his opinion as a journalist and as a Thai citizen to criticize the government.”

[Philippines] Volunteer Broadcaster Shot Dead in Zamboanga del Sur

Unidentified men on a motorcycle gunned down a volunteer radio broadcaster in the town of Molave in Zamboanga del Sur province on 6 August 2017.

[Philippines] Tabloid Columnist Gunned Down in Sultan Kudarat

Two men riding a motorcycle shot dead a columnist in the municipality of President Quirino in Sultan Kudarat province on 7 August 2017. The killing happened while Mindanao is under martial law.

[Philippines] Statement: NUJP condemns killing of two journalists in Mindanao

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemns the murder of two journalists in as many days in Zamboanga del Sur and Sultan Kudarat provinces. The NUJP calls for an immediate investigation on the separate killings of Rudy Alicaway and Leo Diaz and demand the identification, arrest and prosecution of those involved.

WEEKLY MEDIA ROUNDUP (29 July – 4 August 2017)

Some of the press freedom- and free expression-related events and issues you might have missed last week

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