[Philippines] Volunteer reporter slain in Zamboanga del Sur shooting

Carlos Matas, the victim, hosted Zambo News Patrol in dxCA Bell FM and dxBZ Radyo Bagting. The police also described him as a “provincial coordinator for Cassava Farmers Association in Zamboanga del Sur.” Police Officer 2 Welito Nuena told CMFR that Matas was meeting a colleague in relation to his work as coordinator when he was killed.

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[Thailand] แถลงการณ์ร่วม | สมาคมนักข่าวนักหนังสือพิมพ์แห่งประเทศไทย และ สมาคมนักข่าววิทยุและโทรทัศน์ไทย | เรื่องยกเลิกคำสั่งพักใบอนุญาต Peace TV ลิดรอนเสรีภาพสื่อ – ขัดแย้งรัฐธรรมนูญ

สมาคมนักข่าวฯ ทั้งสอง ขอเรียกร้องให้คณะกรรมการกิจการกระจายเสียง กิจการโทรทัศน์ และกิจการโทรคมนาคมแห่งชาติ ทบทวนคำสั่งดังกล่าวโดยพลัน เพื่อให้สื่อมวลชนได้ทำหน้าที่ในการเสนอข้อมูล ข่าวสาร หรือแสดงความคิดเห็นตามสิทธิ์ขั้นพื้นฐานในรัฐธรรมนูญต่อไป

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[Cambodia] Joint statement: Civil society groups condemn ongoing attacks on freedom of the media

This is just the latest in a series of attacks which have devastated Cambodia’s media landscape since mid-2017. The Phnom Penh Post was Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-Khmer language daily, and its change of ownership raises serious questions about the paper’s continued independence.

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Former NUJP director, correspondent receives death threats

Journalist Grace Albasin, a former National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) director, has received death threats over social media stemming from the arrest of her daughter, youth activist Myles Albasin, and five companions who the military has accused of being communist rebels.

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Prominent blogger detained anew

Vietnamese blogger and activist Pham Doan Trang was detained for nine hours by police in Hanoi on 8 March 2018. During that day, Doan Trang’s friends reported seeing a lot of police in civilian clothes around her area. There was no word of her whereabouts until late evening. According to The 88 Project, “She’s now back to the place where she was staying and remains under tight surveillance.”

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Local journalist attacked in Sittwe

A journalist was stabbed by unidentified assailants in the early hours of 20 December 2017 in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, according to news reports. Kyaw Lin, also known as “Yaung Sone,” is the founder and editor in chief of the paper ROMA Time. He is also a contributor for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and other media outlets. He writes about the crisis in Rakhine and Burma’s peace process.

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Two journalists arrested for reporting the Rakhine State crisis, face 14-year jail term under the Official Secrets Act

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) asks Myanmar authorities to immediately release the two Reuters journalists, who were detained since 12 December 2017, and drop the charges under the 1923 Official Secrets Act. U Thet Oo Maung (Wa Lone) and Moe Aung (Kyaw Soe Oo) had been reporting the crisis involving the Rohingya when they were arrested in Yangon. Media outlets reported that the police have found in their possession military reports and maps of some areas in Rakhine State.

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Unggah status di Facebook, wartawan lokal di Timika dikeroyok polisi (Local journalist beaten for Facebook post)

Saldi Hermanto, wartawan yang bekerja di sebuah situs berita nasional Okezone dan redaktur koran lokal, Salam Papua, di Mimika, Provinsi Papua, dikeroyok segerombolan polisi, Sabtu malam (11 November 2017). [Saldi Hermanto was beaten by police last Saturday (11 November 2017) night after criticizing their response to a commotion at a local night market.]

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