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Ormas Law: A ready weapon against civil society and free speech

The Parliament’s passage of the civil organizations law (RUU Organisasi Kemasyarakatan or Ormas Law) on Tuesday represents the third significant… Read More

Withdraw Repressive Licensing Regime of Online News Sites

Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur/Singapore – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), Southeast Asian Centre… Read More

Media, NGOs call govt to enact FOI law

Phnom Penh – Cambodian media and civil society have called on their government to enact a freedom of information law… Read More

Government extends press controls online

A recently announced licensing scheme for online news in Singapore is effectively extending the country’s strict regulation of news and… Read More

Failed expectations, restrictive laws

 [Philippines country report for Working within bounds: Southeast Asia’s Press Freedom Challenges for 2013. Original/print title: Failed expectations, restrictive laws in… Read More

To protect or control the media

[Timor Leste country report for Working within bounds: Southeast Asia’s Press Freedom Challenges for 2013. Original/print title: To protect or control the… Read More

Media urged to strive for unity to work for greater freedom

Southeast Asian journalists share lessons learnt from their countries’ transitions to democracy as media reform unfolds in Burma. [Original title: Burmese… Read More

Draft printer’s law to reverse media freedom gains

[Original title: Myanmar draft printer’s law to reverse media freedom gains] The media community in Myanmar, international groups and observers are… Read More

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