Media Defense Network Southeast Asia - Rechtsstaatsprogramm Asien
2nd South East Asia Legal Media Defence Conference
Fuente Osmena, Cebu City, Philippines
The Center for International Law, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) and the Rule of Law Programme Asia of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) are organizing the 2d South East Asia Media Defense Litigation Conference.
The conference is designed to allow lawyers and media practitioners from South East Asia to share their experiences on legal threats to freedom of speech and of the press and to formulate new legal strategies responsive to the current situations in their respective countries.
The upcoming conference is expected to draw participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and East Timor. In addition to participants and experts from within the region, speakers will include experts from U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia and elsewhere.
The conference aims to build on the previous conference held 21-23 May 2007 in Hong Kong.
Founded in 2007, the South East Asia Media Legal Defense Network is the first regional network of lawyers dedicated to the defense of a free media in South East Asia and the training of legal professionals for that purpose.
The South East Asia Media Legal Defense Network consists of lawyers and media advocates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Find further information here: http://jmsc.asia/seasiamediadefense2009/program/