Archive for the ‘Free Expression – Asia’ Category

By Karol Ilagan HE LASHES OUT at reporters and calls the false and misleading information that he dishes out as jokes or “traps.” Yet while his diatribes can be described as unbecoming of his office, President Rodrigo R. Duterte remains widely...

The European Union today has expressed 'significant concerns' over the human rights situation in the Philippines during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The EU has called on the Philippine government over the...

STATEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 07 October 2016 On the first 100 days of the Duterte Administration, the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition (R2KRN) cites the issuance of Executive Order No. 2 on the Freedom of Information as a...

"IT IS a worldwide trend. From Turkey and Russia to China and India, new media empires are emerging, usually with governmental blessing. Their owners comply with capitalist laws of supply and demand and the need for technological development. But, at...

By Sheila Coronel* From Global Investigative Journalism Network Editor's Note: We are pleased to present this transcript of the keynote speech by Columbia University's Sheila Coronel at the 2016 conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors on...

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...