Asia Media

Conference discusses present and future direction of Burma’s ethnic media

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:27PM UTC

Ethnic media organisations, journalists and donors made the long journey to the remote Chin State capital Hakha, for the BNI (Burma News international) ethnic media conference from 18th to 20th March.

US ‘troubled’ by Thai junta leader’s threat to execute journalists

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:20AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it hopes that Thailand’s leader, who took power in a military coup last year, wasn’t serious when he made a threat to execute journalists.

Gallery: Singaporeans pay tribute to Lee Kuan Yew on Instagram

By Mon, Mar 23, 2015 10:37AM UTC

Thousands of Singaporeans are paying tribute to their nation’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew after he died early Monday at the age of 91. Though a divisive figure who ruled with an iron fist, Lee was loved and revered by many Singaporeans. Here is just a small sample of the tributes paid to him on Instagram Monday morning.

Burma jails 2 journalists for defamation

By Thu, Mar 19, 2015 3:41PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced two reporters to two months in prison on charges of defamation, in the latest ruling that raises concerns about press freedoms as the country emerges from military rule. The Burma Post’s chief editor Than Htaik Thu and reporter Hsan Moe Tun

Bangladesh court indicts 8 in killing of atheist blogger

By Wed, Mar 18, 2015 8:07PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital has indicted a leader of a hard-line Islamist group and seven students in the hacking death of an atheist blogger two years ago. The court issued the indictments Wednesday after accepting the police investigation into the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib