Archive for the ‘Free Expression – Asia’ Category

JOURNALISTS fleeing from stories and conflict? It seems almost unthinkable. The common view is, where the action is, the journalists would, or should, be there. But as the world marked World Refugee Day last week, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)...

We are reprinting this article of Sarah Hartley originally titled "Drones in Media Bring New Perspectives, Ethical Issues," originally published in Contributoria and reprinted with permission on the website of the Global Investigative Journalism...

THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN PRESS ALLIANCE (SEAPA) is now accepting applications to its Annual Journalism Fellowship (SAF) for 2015 focused on the theme “Hunger in the (ASEAN) Community.” An alliance of independent media organizations from seven...

A FILIPINO with long and solid background on media freedom, human rights, and the political economy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the new executive director of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). The Board of Trustees...

ALMA Ravina is a second generation coconut farmer in Bondoc Peninsula, Quezon province. Since last year, she already owns the land their family have been toiling for years—well, at least that's what it says on paper. On May 15, 2015, the collective...

By Cong B. Corrales NOW that the House Committee of Public Information has filed its report on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill to the Office of the Secretary General, the bill's authors are urging the House leadership for "extraordinary will" to...

THE House of Representatives should not waste a day longer and act with dispatch on the Freedom of Information bill. In fact, what the House needs to do at this time, with Congress set to go on recess on June 12, is to put the FOI bill on top priority,...