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…

Country Reports of Central Asia

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

Ahead of polls, Myanmar stifles media freedom

As Myanmar heads for national elections in November, its government is intensifying attempts to stifle freedoms including that of the Asia-Pacific country’s newly vibrant media. more…

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Welcome

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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Previous events

Apr. 22 - 25
Event

Asia News Network (ANN)

Board Meeting

Mar. 27 - 29
Event

International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress

On the Path to a Free Media

Nov. 22 - 24
Event

Uncovering Asia

The 1st Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

Oct. 15 - 17
Event

7th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable

Asian and European Media in the Digital Age

Publications

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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