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Myanmar Drops Charges Against Journalists From Eleven Media

The government of Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon dropped its incitement case against three journalists from Eleven Media Group on Friday, two weeks after it set them free on bail.

26 pct of Cambodian Internet users experience online harassment: survey report

Phnom Penh - Twenty-six percent of all Cambodian Internet users, aged 15-65, experienced some forms of online harassment, said a recent survey report released...

Report: Cambodia’s internet freedom slipping

Althought still ranked “Partly Free”, internet freedom in Cambodia is slipping, says a report by Freedom House, a US-based democracy, political freedom and human rights watchdog. But the deputy secretary of the Ministry of Justice said the report “did not reflect the truth”.

Lawyers For Jailed Reuters Reporters in Myanmar File Appeal

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters filed an appeal on Monday against the seven-year sentences they were handed by a Myanmar court for violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, in a case that observers say the civilian-led government has backpedaled on press freedom.

Vietnamese Blogger, Rights Activist Vy to be Tried on Flag Affront Charges

A well-known Vietnamese blogger and human rights advocate is set to face trial for "affronting the national flag or national emblem,” a rights group and her lawyer said on Friday, three months after she was briefly detained and had her computer, books and other items confiscated.

NGOs Demand End to Impunity, Independent Probes in Cases of Murdered Cambodian Reporters

Dozens of nongovernmental organizations marked International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Friday by slamming Cambodia for failing to hold the perpetrators of crimes against reporters and rights activists accountable and demanding independent, transparent probes of their cases.

Myanmar Courts Free Detained Eleven Media Journalists on Bail

Three journalists from Eleven Media who were detained on incitement charges were each freed on 10 million Kyats bail Friday at Tamwe Township Court.

Yangon Government Wants Published Apology From Jailed Eleven Media Journalists

Government officials in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon said Tuesday that they will drop a court case against three jailed journalists accused of committing offenses against the state if the trio issues a written apology in state-owned newspapers.

Lao Workers Jailed For Criticizing Government Are Separated in Prison

Three Lao workers given long prison terms in April 2017 for criticizing their government while working in Thailand have been separated in prison, with one now sent to a separate facility in his hometown and the other two housed with other prisoners in the Lao capital, Lao sources say.

Vietnam Blogger Mother Mushroom Reaches US, Vows to Continue Speaking Up

Vietnamese blogger and activist Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh—known by her blogger handle Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom—arrived to a large crowd of supporters in the U.S. city of Houston and vowed to keep speaking out on human rights back in her communist nation.

Experts Discuss ‘Fake News’ at Korea Journalism Conference

The founding editor of Buzzfeed Canada told VOA Khmer that fake news was making it difficult for society to distinguish between fact and fiction.

Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club Issues Warning Over Free Speech

Foreign correspondents in Hong Kong have begun a petition calling on the Hong Kong government to explain its decision not to renew the visa of a Financial Times editor after he hosted an event featuring a pro-independence speaker.

Media Watchdogs Cry Foul as Three Myanmar Journalists Arrested on Incitement Charges

Myanmar police arrested three journalists from the Eleven Media Group on incitement charges on Wednesday for publishing an article that was critical of the Yangon regional government’s business ventures, in what political observers and media watchdogs decried as the latest attack on press freedom in the Southeast Asian nation.

Myanmar Police Poised to Arrest Reporters on Unclear Charges

Police in Myanmar’s Yangon city appear set to arrest three journalists working for the Eleven Media Group on still unspecified charges after they published an article focusing on the city’s budget, sources in the country say.

HRF to UN: Investigate Arbitrary Arrests in Cambodia and Iran

Today, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) submitted two individual complaints to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) requesting that it initiate a formal investigation into the arrest, pre-trial detention, and unwarranted charges of Cambodian journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, as well as the wrongful conviction and harsh sentencing of Iranian web programmer Saeed  Malekpour.

Journalists Hit Out At Visa Denial to Foreign Correspondents’ Club Official

Authorities in Hong Kong have rejected the visa renewal application of a Financial Times journalist who chaired a speaking event featuring a pro-independence politician at the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) in August, effectively barring him from working in the city.

Journalists Jailed in Record Numbers Worldwide

Journalists are being jailed in unprecedented numbers across the globe, with 262 detained for their work at the end of 2017, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Interview: ‘The Trial Was Just a Way to Silence The Journalists’

Amal Clooney, a member of the legal team representing two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar after being convicted under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, was in New York Sept. 28 to attend a press freedom event on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly.

Released Aussie Filmmaker ‘Will Be Banned From Cambodia’

Khieu Sopheak, interior ministry spokesman, said Ricketson would “have no opportunity to return to Cambodia again.”

The future is bleak, says ‘A Cambodian Spring’ director Chris Kelly

In the run up to its screening at this year’s FreedomFilmFest, Southeast Asia Globe speaks to the director of 2017 documentary A Cambodian Spring, which highlights the infamous land disputes of Boeung Kak Lake in Phnom Penh and charts the return of prominent opposition politician Sam Rainsy.

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