Country Reports of South Asia

In light of the latest developments of the media landscape in South Asia, the Asia-Pacific Media Update (APMU) has released country reports on the countries in this region. more…

Kazakhstan: stay off criticism or else!

Critical journalists in Kazakhstan are slapped charges of having committed “ordinary” crimes like rioting or libel and so, their arrest is seldom formally an issue of press freedom, it transpired at a recent seminar organized by Internews in Almaty, which lost its status as the country’s capital in 1997 to Astana. more…

News goes official in Tajikistan

A new directive instructing officials to make the state news agency their first choice of channels for giving information to the press could further shrink the small space for independent journalists to operate in the Central Asian country. more…



The Media Programme Asia’s mission is to strengthen the dialogue between media and politics, to monitor and highlight current media trends in the region through publications and events and to support the training of journalists towards a free, ethical and responsible press.


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Apr. 22 - 25

Asia News Network (ANN)

Board Meeting

Mar. 27 - 29

International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress

On the Path to a Free Media

Nov. 22 - 24

Uncovering Asia

The 1st Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

Oct. 15 - 17

7th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable

Asian and European Media in the Digital Age


Video KAS E-lection Bridge Asia-Pacific 2014

Seoul, South Korea

We have put together a movie with highlights of the KAS E-lection Bridge Asia-Pacific conference in Seoul, South Korea which took place Sep 28 - October 1 2014. more…

Asia Climate Journal

The Asia Climate Journal is a blog aiming to raise awareness for environmental issues in the region. more…

Asia-Pacific Media Update

Analysing Press Freedom in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Media Update is an online platform for the Asia-Pacific media landscape. It covers 33 countries from the region and analyses the latest developments and events surrounding press freedom and freedom of speech. more…

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