Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

Articles by Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

A man (C) stands with a placard during a rally calling for reforms to the 2008 constitution in Naypyidaw, Burma, 31 March 2019, THET AUNG/AFP/Getty Images

Burma urged to protect media freedom in Constitution

20 expert organizations urge the government to guarantee freedom of expression in the Constitution.

Indonesian journalists observe World Press Freedom Day in Bandung, Indonesia, 3 May 2016, Jefta Images / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Hope, courage, and resilience: Women journalists in Indonesia tell their stories

A new book features 50 stories penned by Indonesian women journalists.

A banana plant with the hills around Mt. Zwegabin in the distance, Kayin State, Burma, 21 December 2017, Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images

Burma: Myitkyina News Journal journalists assaulted over critical banana plantation stories

Two journalists were attacked over their reports on the environmental and social impact of the Tha Khin Sit Mining Company’s banana plantation operations in Burma.

Filipino journalist and "Rappler" CEO Maria Ressa takes part in a protest calling for press freedom in Manila, 19 January 2018, Richard James Mendoza/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Civil society groups call for the dropping of charges against “Rappler” and Maria Ressa

Various groups across the Asia-Pacific have expressed concern over the unwarranted arrest of Maria Ressa and urge the Philippine government to withdraw the charges against her and Rappler.

Students hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest at the state university grounds in Manila on February 14, 2019, in support of CEO of Rappler, Maria Ressa, who was arrested a day earlier for cyber libel case, TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

Global solidarity for Rappler and Maria Ressa who vow to fight for a free press

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa was arrested on 13 February 2019 for cyber libel regarding an article that was published in May 2012, four months before the Philippine Cyber Crime Prevention Act was signed into law. She was released after posting bail on 14 February.

Blogger Truong Duy Nhat (C) stands trial at a local People's Court in the central city of Da Nang, Vietnam, 4 March 2014, Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Blogger Truong Duy Nhat goes missing after seeking refugee status in Thailand

The Radio Free Asia contributor and well-known Vietnamese blogger went missing in Bangkok on 26 January.

Chit Su Win (L) and Panei Mon (R), wives of jailed  journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone respectively, leave the Yangon Regional High Court in Yangon, Burma, 11 January 2019, SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Burma government urged to reverse conviction of Reuters journalists

Burma’s high court upheld the seven-year jail sentences of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

Anti-government protestors look at a newspaper board outside Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. 8 October 2008, Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images

Thailand urged to lift free speech restrictions ahead of elections

After lifting a ban on political activities, Thai authorities are pressed to remove restrictions on freedom of expression.