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August 21, 2015

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…

August 17, 2015

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…

July 31, 2015

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…

July 20, 2015

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. more…

July 1, 2015

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. more…

June 15, 2015

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”. more…

June 9, 2015

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. more…

May 6, 2015

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. more…

May 3, 2015
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World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day (May 3), we've assessed Asia-Pacific's latest media situation.

May 3, 2015

World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day (May 3), we've assessed Asia-Pacific's latest media situation. more…