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ASEAN limits free speech scope in rights declaration, says regional media group

Bangkok  – The standard set by the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) falls below international human rights standards on freedom… Read More

Prioritize broad consultations to institutionalize media freedom

SEAPA initiated two ‘town hall meetings’ in Myanmar—one in Yangon on 23-24 September and one in Mandalay on 26 September—with… Read More

Recommendations for Strategic Interventions in the Current Media and Political Landscape in Myanmar

Background The purpose of this paper is to summarise the recommendations and inputs from the two Town Hall Meetings organized… Read More

[Paper] Recommendations for Strategic Interventions in the current media and political landscape in Myanmar

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Free press necessary to properly address Rakhine conflict (open letter)

SEAPA today sent the following open letter to Myanmar President U Thein Sein expressing concern about hate speech coming from… Read More

Supreme Court suspends implementation of cybercrime law

CMFR/Philippines – The Supreme Court of the Philippines restrained government agencies and officials from implementing Republic Act no. 10175 or… Read More

Media groups, journalists file 9th petition vs Cybercrime Prevention Act

Manila – Twenty media organizations and more than 250 individuals, comprised mostly of journalists and media practitioners, filed the ninth… Read More

Court unanimously rules lèse majesté law as ‘constitutional’

Bangkok – The Thailand Constitutional Court yesterday ruled that the controversial Section 112 of the Penal Code, better known as… Read More