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2020/09/26 | Deutsche Welle

Why Is Singapore Falling Behind in Press Freedom?

Police in Singapore are investigating the New Naratif media outlet, founded by academic and athlete PJ Thum, for publishing unauthorized paid advertisements on Facebook during the July 2020 election campaign.

2020/05/06 | Voice of America

Philippines Orders Leading TV Network to Halt Operations

Philippines' ABS-CBN Corp., which frequently criticized President Rodrigo Duterte, was ordered to stop operating because its license expired; critics call the move an assault on press freedom.

2020/04/21 | Daphne K. Lee

2020 Press Freedom Index: A Decade of Uncertainty for Asia-Pacific

RSF has released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, highlighting the restrictions that remain in the Asia-Pacific. The News Lens reporters and editors offer their insights and context for the report.

2020/03/30 | Voice of America

Hassled in China, American Journalists Are Invited to Try Taiwan. Why Would They Go?

Taiwan's foreign minister said the five American journalists expelled from China are welcome to station in Taiwan.

2019/08/16 | The Interpreter

Australia to Examine Press Freedom After Police Raids on Journalists

The Australian government is reviewing press freedom protection after the police raided a journalist's home and a newsroom in June.

2019/05/07 | Michael Beltran

PHILIPPINES: Press Freedom Under Siege as Duterte Unveils Opposition 'Matrix'

Journalists in the Philippines are speaking out against what they call a newly intensified effort by the Duterte administration to suppress press freedom.

2019/03/14 | Mong Palatino

PHILIPPINES: Independent Media Decries Cyberattacks, Accuses Government

Several groups held protests against continued cyberattacks which they claim are backed by the Duterte administration.

2018/11/21 | The Interpreter

MYANMAR: Press Freedom Crumples amid Support for Dubious Foreign Reports

The Myanmar government's endorsement of a US 'anti-Rohingya supporter' marks a new low in the country's press freedom.

2018/06/08 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Charting the Death Throes of Press Freedom in Cambodia

The situation for press and other freedoms is going from bad to worse in Cambodia ahead of elections set for July.

2018/05/11 | GlobalVoices 全球之聲

Phnom Penh Post's Sale to PR Firm Ends Editorial Independence

Their new owner, Malaysia-based ASIA PR, has close ties to Cambodia's ruling elite.

2018/02/05 | Michael Tatarski

OPINION: The Constant Battle of Environmental Reporting in Vietnam

Vietnam suffers from heavily restricted access for journalists, cagey responses to questions, and zero interest from anyone involved in the government in talking to the press.

2018/01/20 | TIME

Hope Fades over Myanmar's Crackdown on Journalists

Myanmar-based Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo now face up to 14 years in prison.

2018/01/02 | GlobalVoices 全球之聲

Threats to Online Expression Plague South Asia

From internet shutdowns to killings of journalists, clampdowns on internet freedoms are on the rise across the region.

2017/12/27 | Murali Krishnan

India's Free Press Threatened by Crony Culture

In India, press freedoms and the journalists that defend them are feeling the squeeze from a government that is too close to major media.

2017/12/11 | Cedric Alviani

RSF Cautions against Spread of China's Web Censorship Model

Executives from the likes of Apple and Google do themselves as disservice in pandering to China's attempts to export its internet censorship blueprint.

2017/09/27 | James Gomez

A False Dawn for Media Freedom in Myanmar?

Myanmar faces a range of human rights which needs a free press and activists who can operate peacefully without fear of repercussions.

2017/06/03 | Cedric Alviani

China: Still World’s Biggest Prison for Journalists and Citizen-Journalists

China’s prisons currently hold more than 100 journalists, citizen-journalists and bloggers, including a Nobel peace laureate and three winners of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF)-TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize.