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Police direct people at a temporary COVID-19 testing facility in a red zone, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 24 April 2021, Andy Ball/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Journalists demand access to ‘red zones’ in Cambodia

Several media groups in Cambodia are urging authorities to restore their right to access the country’s COVID-19 ‘red zones’. They argued that the current restrictions are preventing them from fulfilling their duty of providing the public with adequate information about the pandemic.

People take part in a protest against the Terrorism Act and the government's response to COVID-19, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 30 November 2020, Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

Philippine media groups sign statement rejecting the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

Dozens of media groups and journalists in the Philippines have signed a statement rejecting the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 for containing provisions that “trample upon fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of the press.”

Vanuatu's newly elected Prime Minister Bob Loughman and the newly constituted Parliament, 19 April 2020, Facebook/USP Law

Vanuatu: Legislative changes raise media freedom concerns

The Pacific Freedom Forum has warned that legislative amendments passed by the Vanuatu Parliament could be used to attack journalists who publish critical reports on politicians and government policies.