• Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:01
    Philippines rearrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa
    Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, was rearrested on Friday in what press freedom advocates called retaliation for her news site's dogged coverage of the government.
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  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:33
    Voice TV suspended for 15 days for airing ‘provocative’ content
    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued an administrative order suspending the operation of digital TV broadcaster Voice TV for 15 days for allegedly airing provocative content.
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  • Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:00
    Another blow to press freedom
    Filipino news website Rappler is under attack again for contradicting and criticising an intolerant president
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  • Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:00
    Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong
    Hong Kong - Rights campaigners Friday denounced Hong Kong's barring of a senior Financial Times journalist as another blow to press freedom in the city which has come under increasing pressure from an assertive China.
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  • Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:11
    Asean lawmakers urge governments to protect journalists
    The Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) on Friday appealed to governments in Southeast Asia to check growing attacks on press freedom and punish those responsible for killing journalists.
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  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:45
    Ruling against Reuters reporters severe blow to Myanmar press freedom: CAJ president
    The seven-year jail sentence handed down on two Reuters journalists in Myanmar on Monday is a big step backwards for press freedom and a travesty of justice in the country, Thepchai Yong, president of the Confederation of Asean Journalists [CAJ] said on Tuesday.
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  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 17:19
    Press freedom group urges Suu Kyi to free Reuters reporters
    Paris - Reporters Without Borders called Monday on Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to free two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years in a case seen as a major blow for press freedom.
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  • Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:22
    Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm
    Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a privacy case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on television a police raid on his home, in a ruling the broadcaster warned threatened press freedom.
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  • Sat, 12 May 2018 01:00
    Journalists’ bodies up in arms over NBTC’s suspension order for Peace TV
    THE THAI JOURNALISTS Association (TJA) and the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association (Thai BJA) yesterday called for the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to review its recent order to suspend the broadcast of the red-shirt Peace TV.
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  • Tue, 08 May 2018 01:00
    A ‘free’ press is one thing, but a truthful press is entirely another 
    Stephff’s cartoon on May 1 about the release of Khun Somyot compels me to write. In the drawing there is a farang-looking man saying that Thailand had risen two spots in the World Press Freedom Index. 
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  • Fri, 04 May 2018 01:00
    Junta urged to revoke orders that curb press freedom
    THE THAI Journalists Association (TJA) yesterday called on the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to revoke at least three of their absolute orders which have hindered freedom of the press and people’s liberties for almost four years since it came to power.
    politics
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:14
    Press freedom under threat from Trump, China, Russia: watchdog
    Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, a media watchdog said Wednesday.
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  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:21
    Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists
    Yangon - A Myanmar court on Wednesday rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested months ago while reporting on the Rohingya crisis, pushing ahead with hearings that have sparked global outrage and fears of shrinking press freedoms.
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  • Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:41
    Junta critics ‘weeded out’, says journalist who quit TV job
    Veteran journalist Vanchai Tantivitayapitak posted on Facebook on Monday that the ruling junta has a “report card” for each and every critic who is influential on social media, and will pay them a visit after a certain limit was reached.
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  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:56
    Threats, arrests as Myanmar backtracks on press freedom: CPJ
    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) yesterday in a report blamed Myanmar for backtracking on press freedom and said it has threatened, arrested and denied access to journalists in the country.
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