50 Years of Singapore
Today we hosted a luncheon event on 50 Years of Democratic Development in Singapore. Amongst others Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's Asia-Pacific Head, and Charles Chong, Deputy Speaker and Member of Singapore's Parliament, were present.
The latest Reporters Without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index noted a drastic decline in freedom of information in 2014. 21 out of 27 countries in Asia did not even make it among the first hundred, 22 saw their evaluation drop from the year before. Read all about it here.
The Chinese government recently decided to tighten its already draconian internet regulations. From March 1 onwards, internet users are required to register with their real names. Read our new article on the Asia-Pacific Media Update.
For our latest article, we looked at Fiji's media landscape after the 2014 national elections and report on the country's regulations that are still obstructing domestic media.
Applications for the ACFJ Fellowships for MA Journalism at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Centre for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University, are currently open. Those interested are encouraged to apply through this web-based form. Applications close on the 15th January 2015.
We've put up all photos from this week's First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Manila, Philippines. Take a look!
One of the highlights of "Uncovering Asia" was the gathering for a candlelight vigil to mark the UN-designated International Day to End Impunity as well as Philippines' Ampatuan/Maguindanao massacre in 2009, that left 34 journalists killed.
After a special event for our alumni of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism on Saturday, Asia's first investigative journalism conference has kicked off today. More than 300 journalists and media professionals are attending the event in Manila, Philippines. Find out more on our Facebook page.
Australia's Parliament recently passed new anti-terrorism legislation. Critics say it would restrict press freedom in the country.
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E-lection Bridge Asia-Pacific 2014
We've put together a movie with highlights of our last conference - the E-lection Bridge Asia-Pacific in Seoul, South Korea. Enjoy!