The Thai Journalists Association (TJA) as a founder and member of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) has supported SEAPA members statement on Rappler. We disagree with the Philippines government to order the closing down of the online news outlet Rappler. We think that this Manila action is considered an intimidation to the freedom of the press and the freedom of expression. We would also like the Philippines government to review and abort such an ashamed order.
Please put TJA stands ready to support Rappler. Manila stops their action.
Anucha Charoenpo (Ph.D)
Vice President on International Affairs of TJA