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Notable progress in right to information in Southeast Asia

As the international community marks its first Universal Access to Information day, there was significant progress in 2016 on official policy among Southeast Asian countries on freedom of information (FOI) as two countries – Vietnam and the Philippines – passed new policies enabling the right.

[Thailand] Media control for the long term

On 22 May 2016, it will be the second anniversary of the last military coup in Thailand and two years… Read More

[Malaysia] A trend toward censorship and control

When it was first launched in 1996, Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) was designed to turn the country into an… Read More

[Philippines] Unregulated Internet faces challenges

The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands spread over 300,000 square km. It is… Read More

[Vietnam] National security to control cyberspace

Since 1975, the Communist Party of Vietnam has solely ruled Vietnam, which has resulted in an extremely weak civil society,… Read More

[Burma] Starting from scratch on freedom of information

There is yet any hint of official recognition of the public right-to-know in Burma, after half a century of military… Read More

Freedom of Information progressing slowly in Southeast Asia

SEAPA’s Right to Know Series: Access to Information in Southeast Asia [See country reports on Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma)… Read More

[Malaysia] In Search of Freedom of Information and Democracy

SEAPA’s Right to Know Series: Access to Information in Southeast Asia [See country reports on Cambodia, Indonesia,and Thailand] The push… Read More

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