International Alerts

Freedom House study finds mounting threats to Internet freedom

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Cyberattacks, politically motivated censorship, and government control over internet infrastructure are among the diverse and growing threats to internet freedom, according to Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media,a new study released today by Freedom House.

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Caught in the Crossfire: Southeast Asia’s Press Freedom Challenges for 2011

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

A report by the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) released on 4 February, highlighting cases and trends in media freedom in the region over the past year and what to expect this year.

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INTERNATIONAL: IFEX members call for freedom of expression during historic elections in Burma

Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010

The following is a joint statement signed by IFEX members, including CIJ, calling, among others, for access for media and election monitors to elections in Burma, and freedom of information for the voters-to-be.

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BURMA: Denied access to TV, radio, Burmese independent candidates resort to giving leaflets

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Independent candidates faced formidable limitations on campaigning for the coming election in Burma, held after a lapse of 20 years. The election is widely expected to be far from free and fair.

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BURMA: Editor sentenced to 13 years in jail

Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Burmese exiled media Mizzima exposed that a tribunal convicted an editor for charges under three laws in Burma. Lawyers claimed that the prosecutions was flawed.

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THAILAND: Grenade explodes in government’s TV station

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

A second grenade exploded in Bangkok within a week, this time at the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand, further undermining the safety of Thai journalists.

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INDONESIA: Journalists hold protest rally over legislator’s harassment of reporters

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2010

Indonesian journalists in Sumatra held protests over a legislator’s indecent behavior to a reporter on duty.

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BURMA: Fourth journal suspended in six weeks

Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The Modern Times journal this week became the fourth publication in six weeks to be suspended by Burmese state censors, according to a journal editor. The suspension followed the change of a title of an article about weather conditions on the cover of the journal’s fifth issue from the headline earlier approved by the junta’s [...]

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THAILAND: Computer Crimes Act criticized

Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

It has been three years since the enactment of Thailand’s controversial Computer Crime Act, a law that critics and experts say has had a troubling and detrimental impact on free expression in the country. The law was introduced in 2007 under the post-coup government of General Surayudh Chulanont. In that context it was immediately assailed [...]

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THAILAND: Government shuts down more community stations

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Thai authorities, using the emergency decree, have recently shut down 26 more community radio stations in nine provinces, media reports said.   The Nation said six more stations were pressured to discontinue their operations. The English-language newspaper also reported that at least 35 people working for these stations, like radio hosts, station managers and executives, [...]

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