South Korea National Assembly

Update: South Korean lawmakers back down on controversial ‘fake news’ bill

The Public Media Alliance welcomes decision to back down on a proposed bill that could have significant repercussions for press freedom in South Korea.

Singapore

Singapore: Foreign interference law poses threat to media plurality

Fears that new law could be used to stop both independent domestic and foreign media from reporting critically on authority.

Yle

Focus on PSM: Yle 

From new language services to the challenges of a proposal to limit Finland's public broadcasting Act, catch up with recent news about Finnish public broadcaster Yle

Hong Kong RTHK

Further restrictions on media freedom in Hong Kong

New developments have painted an even grimmer picture for the future of media freedom and editorial independence in Hong Kong.

ABC Headquarters

ABC journalists could still face prosecution

Almost a year on from the unprecedented federal police raid on ABC, journalists Samuel Clark and Daniel Oakes could still face prosecution for their investigative reports, the Afghan Files.  

ABC Headquarters

New directive offers limited protections for journalists and whistleblowers in Australia

New press freedom ‘safeguard’ could offer more protection following June raids on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and News Corp journalist, but does it go far enough?

Malé, Maldives

Controversial defamation penalties revealed in the Maldives

Freedom of expression and media independence take another blow in the Maldives as the government brings controversial Defamation Act penalties into effect.

Further curtailment of free speech in the Maldives

The passing of a new defamation law will have further serious consequences for freedom of speech, the media and democracy in the archipelago State.