Archive for the ‘Free Expression – Asia’ Category

The blunders of a general ON WEDNESDAY, the Commission on Appointments conducted a hearing to confirm Army Col. Medardo Geslani’s promotion to brigadier general. However, Maguindanao Representative Zahid Mangudadatu also questioned the promotion....

Trick or treat? Army officials treated by CA as Halloween nears By Julius D. Mariveles and Cong B. Corrales “SCARY." "Dismaying.” “Disappointing.” “A threat to our freedoms.” Reactions flew hard and fast yesterday after the Commission...

International media groups slam jailing REPORTERS Without Borders said in a statement that the imposition of a two-year jail sentences of a court in the Rangoon suburb of Padeban, Burma, on each of the five members of the weekly Bi Mon Te Nay’s...

Reporters Without Borders condemns new cases of censorship and self-censorship AS THE Occupy Central movement continues its pro-democracy demonstrations, local and foreign media whose coverage angers the government are suffering consequences. Hong Kong...

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. A reporter for several local newspapers, Taing Try was shot...

THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a recently released global ranking report. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its "commendable performance" in publishing...

Runners call for passage of Freedom of Information Law By Cong B. Corrales WITH LESS than two years remaining for the Aquino administration, 34,000 runners from around the country ran on October 4 to remind the President of a commitment he has yet...