Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

Articles by Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)

Candidate for Jakarta governor, Anis Baswedan (C) is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at a polling station in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 April 2017, ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images

Prevalence of violence and threat of downsizing undermine Indonesian media

Aliansi Jurnalis Independen documents violent attacks and threats of layoffs plaguing Indonesian media in the past year.

A young woman browses used books on display at a book fair in Hanoi, Vietnam, 26 October 2017, HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images

Vietnamese writer Pham Doan Trang briefly detained for publishing a political textbook

She is now under house arrest after being interrogated for publishing the book Politics for All.

#FreeJournalistsKH: Cambodian journalists Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin remain in detention for treason

The two former reporters of U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia face seven to 15 years in jail for treason and espionage.

A Rappler employee heads out of their editorial office in Manila on January 15, 2018, after the news site's operating license was revoked, TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

#StandWithRappler: Philippines revokes license of news group critical of Duterte

On the same day the Filipino government celebrated the country’s “robust” press freedom, the license of Rappler news group was revoked over “foreign ownership” allegations, months after President Duterte made similar claims during a speech.

Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw Soe Oo pose for a picture at the Reuters office in Yangon, Burma, 11 December 2017, REUTERS/Antoni Slodkowski

Reuters journalists arrested over Rohingya conflict reporting

Two reporters face 14-year jail terms under the Official Secrets Act for their reporting on Burma’s ongoing Rakhine State conflict.

Singaporean journalist Lau Hon Meng, center left, and Malaysian journalist Mok Choy Lin are escorted during their trial, in Naypyitaw, Burma, 10 November 2017, AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo

Burma jails journalists for using drone near parliament

A Burmese court sentenced four persons to two months in prison for attempting to fly a drone near the country’s parliament building.

A woman buys the final issue of The Cambodia Daily newspaper at a store along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 4, 2017. , REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Immediate action needed to end attacks on democracy in Cambodia

IFEX members join 55 NGOs in an open call to the international community to reconvene the Paris Peace Conference in light of its 26th anniversary and worsening attacks on democracy in Cambodia.

Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Burma into Bangladesh, carry their belongings and leave their flooded camp for alternate shelter near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 19 September 2017, AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Burmese photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat detained in Bangladesh

The German magazine Geo assigned Burmese photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat to cover the Rohingya crisis in the border town of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.