press freedom

5 Jan 2011
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) views with great concern the death threats against Azwan Ismail, a participant of the video project, “It Gets Better in Malaysia”. According to the project’s coordinators from Seksualiti Merdeka, the videos were made “in response to accounts of suicides and attempted suicides by LGBT teenagers and adults”. They were intended to give hope to those who may be overwhelmed by feelings of loneliness, fear or hopelessness, telling them that “it gets better”.
30 Dec 2010
Figures in 2010 57 journalists killed (25% fewer than in 2009) 51 journalists kidnapped 535 journalists arrested 1374 physically attacked or threatened 504 media censored 127 journalists fled their country 152 bloggers and netizens arrested 52 physically attacked 62 countries affected by Internet censorship
30 Dec 2010
Two Indonesian journalists were injured when some 30 members of the Kaili Youth Front attacked the office of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and online media outlet in Palu City, Central Sulawesi, on 30 December at 10:30 am local time.
20 Oct 2010
Asia’s four Communist regimes, North Korea (177th place), China (171st), Vietnam (165th) Laos (168th), are among the fifteen lowest-ranked countries of the 2010 World Press Freedom Index. Ranked just one place behind Eritrea, hellish totalitarian North Korea has shown no improvement. To the contrary: in a succession framework set up by Kim Jong-il in favour of his son, crackdowns have become even harsher. China, despite its dynamic media and Internet, remains in a low position because of non-stop censorship and repression, notably in Tibet and Xinjiang.
24 Jan 2010
The massacre of 31 journalists in Maguindanao, the Philippines, on 23 November 2009, most graphically illustrates the violence and impunity that threaten journalists not only in the Philippines, but throughout the region.
13 Jan 2010
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) expresses grave concern over the Thai military's attempts to suppress the news coverage of its deportation of 4,000 Hmong refugees from their camp in Thailand's northern province of Petchabun in December 2009.
31 Dec 2009
Press freedom in 2009     76    journalists killed (60 in 2008)     33    journalists kidnapped   573    journalists arrested 1456    physically assaulted   570    media censored    157    journalists fled their countries       1    blogger died in prison     151    bloggers and cyber-dissidents arrested      61    physically assaulted     60    countries affected by online censorship
20 Oct 2009
Political power grabs dealt press freedom a great disservice again this year. In Thailand, the endless clashes between “yellow shirts” and “red shirts” had a very negative impact on the press’s ability to work. As a result, the kingdom is now 130th.
11 Sep 2009
Thai media, freedom of speech, and freedom to information are under threat in Thailand by a government that is robbing the people of their rights and freedoms. 


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