Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Media Programme Asia http://www.kas.de/medien-asien/en/ webfriend.de en News goes official in Tajikistan http://www.media-update.org/blog/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. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-08-21:meldung:47835 Country Reports of Central Asia http://www.media-update.org/blog/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. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-08-17:meldung:47836 Ahead of polls, Myanmar stifles media freedom http://www.media-update.org/blog/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. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-07-31:meldung:47673 More Country Reports have been updated on APMU http://www.media-update.org/blog/5-more-country-reports-have-been-updated-on-apmu/ In the past couple of months, we have been releasing updated country reports on many of the countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-07-20:meldung:47674 PNG cybercrime policy: promises and fears http://www.media-update.org/blog/png-cybercrime-policy-promises-and-fears/ The authorities in Papua New Guinea are set to introduce a policy in parliament, which they say is aimed against cybercrime. However, critics fear it may stifle whistleblowers and opposition. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-07-01:meldung:47672 Opening Papua: reality and hope http://www.media-update.org/blog/opening-papua-reality-and-hope/ Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who last month allowed foreign journalists free access to the restive West Papua region, has quite a few doubters such as French journalist Thomas Dandois. To Dandois, who was jailed in West Papua last year for not having the correct entry permit the situation “ will not change dramatically overnight”. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-06-15:meldung:47671 Fears for media in the face of new Australian laws http://www.media-update.org/blog/fears-for-media-in-the-face-of-new-australian-laws/ A new report on the state of press freedom in Australia has called on the government to introduce “meaningful” measures that could spare the media “from the excesses of” new security laws in the Asia-Pacific country. The report has shown dismay that press freedom has been under assault in many areas in Australia. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-06-09:meldung:47670 Press freedom and media regulation in Cambodia http://www.media-update.org/blog/press-freedom-and-media-regulation-in-cambodia/ The KAS Office in Cambodia has conducted a study on analyses the current situation of the media in Cambodia. Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-05-06:meldung:47129 World Press Freedom Day To mark World Press Freedom Day (May 3), we've assessed Asia-Pacific's latest media situation. Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-05-03:meldung:47130 World Press Freedom Day http://www.media-update.org/blog/world-press-freedom-day-needed-a-safe-environment-for-journalists/ To mark World Press Freedom Day (May 3), we've assessed Asia-Pacific's latest media situation. Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2015-05-03:meldung:46601