The Myanmar military has continued its crackdown on media workers amid the ongoing conflict, filing ‘criminal mutiny’ charges against independent outlet The Irrawaddy, on March 12.
AJF’s idea for a National Working Group is designed to help maintain the integrity of Australia’s security, while protecting press freedom.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have released their end of year report, revealing a record number of journalists were jailed in 2020, as governments cracked down on freedoms during the Covid-19 pandemic, and dealt with economic and political instabilities. The AJF is not surprised by these global figures. In 2020 we begun our Asia–Pacific Press Freedom Landscape Mapping (PFLM)...Read More
Haze Fan, a Bloomberg correspondent in their Beijing bureau, has been arrested by Chinese officials under suspicion of endangering national security. In the last year, Chinese officials have detained 17 foreign journalists and placed restrictions on the visas of at least 12 others. Cheng Lei, an Australian television anchor based in China, has been detained since August. In the wake...Read More