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Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo: Investigative Journalists in Asia Endorse Call to Free Jailed Reporters

Journalists at the Third Asian Investigative Journalism Conference today strongly endorsed a call for governments worldwide to free imprisoned journalists. In particular, they urged the government of Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to immediately and unconditionally release two Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Continue Reading →

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Malaysia: After Decades of Autocracy, How Do You Rebuild a Free Press?

Now that the dust has settled following Malaysia’s unprecedented election result in May, which saw the Barisan Nasional coalition ousted for the first time in the country’s history, journalists want the new Pakatan Harapan government to realize promises made during the heat of the campaign. Malaysian journalists share what changes they would like to see to government rules, regulations and policies that have long impacted their work. Continue Reading →

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Thailand Foreign Correspondents Club Statement on Banning of Myanmar Program

The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Thai authorities to shut down a planned discussion about a hard-hitting report by the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar released last month. The report recommended prosecution of Myanmar’s military leaders for alleged genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in ethnic minority areas. Continue Reading →

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Cambodia’s Relentless Clamp Down on Press Freedom

Cambodia’s media climate was once among the freest in Southeast Asia, but in the past year Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has shut down more than 30 radio stations, ejected international nongovernmental organizations promoting democracy and press freedom, jailed journalists and enacted restrictive laws curtailing the media’s freedom of expression. Continue Reading →

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