Archive for the ‘Free Expression – Asia’ Category

THE UNITED NATIONS will lead the global observance of International Anti-Corruption Day on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Its theme highlights a global clamor -- Break the Corruption Chain! In the Philippines, the Office of the Ombudsman, in partnership with...

THE MILITARY in Thailand arrested on Sunday a prominent reporter and columnist of The Nation newspaper daily for "attitude adjustment." In a statement, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) called for immediate release of Pravit Rojanaphruk, who has...

TINKER, TAILOR, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief. That is an ancient rhyme. President, prime minister, statesman, strongman, leader, dealer, tyrant, thug? That could well be a rhyme for our time. In their own words, see...

COURTING THE IRE of presidents and prime ministers might be par for the course for journalists when they ask sharp, testy questions. Sometimes, too, instead of responding to the questions, the former sometimes fire back at the latter with verbal assault....

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...