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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…

April 29, 2015

Nepal's quake

How did Asia's media respond to the recent earthquake in Nepal that affected nearly eight million people? Find out in the latest APMU feature. more…

April 17, 2015

Updated Country Reports Online

Check out our latest country reports on China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Japan. In the coming weeks, we will be releasing additional updated reports for the rest of Asia-Pacific. more…

April 2, 2015

The Bangladesh battle

Over the span of just two months, two bloggers have been killed in Bangladesh. Where does that leave the country? Find answers in the latest article on the Asia-Pacific Media Update. more…

March 13, 2015

Bhutan’s crumbling media

Once a pluralistic media landscape, only a few media outlets in Bhutan survived. Find out more in the latest APMU article. more…

March 5, 2015
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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.

February 26, 2015

Press freedom loses ground across Asia

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. more…