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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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SINGAPORE: Detained author of book on death penalty denied access to lawyer

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

A human rights lawyer claimed on 19 July 2010 that the Singapore government is denying him access to his client, British author Alan Shadrake, who had been arrested over defamation charges, media reports said.

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SINGAPORE: Government bans yet another film by director Martyn See

Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Another film by Singaporean filmmaker Martyn See was ordered banned by the city state effective 14 July 2010 because it was "deemed contrary to public interest."

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