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.

#WPFD2017 Free expression and media freedom: Back to zero

Several new government mechanisms were either set up or in the process of establishment to tighten state control over the media at this time and in preparation for the future, not only to restrict professional media but also target to restrict online contents.

#WPFD2017 Suppressing rising dissent

2016 later saw continuous harassment of political bloggers, rising violence against peaceful demonstrators, and successive arrests of human rights defenders in the following months.

#WPFD2017 Signs of continuing press freedom decline under Duterte

Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR)   Background 2016 Press freedom is widely recognized in the Philippines within the… Read More