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AAJA-Asia Condemns Arrest of Apple Daily Founder, Media Executives & Apple Daily Raid

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) strongly condemns the arrests of Apple Daily founder, Jimmy Lai, and other journalists and media executives, as well as the raid of Apple Daily’s news office, over alleged violations of Hong Kong’s National Security Law. The actions by local police constitute an unprecedented attack on the press …

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AAJA-Asia’s Statement Condemning Conviction of Rappler’s Maria Ressa Over Cyber Libel Charges

15 June, 2020 The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) condemns the conviction of Maria Ressa, Rappler’s CEO and Executive Editor, and Reynaldo Santos, former Rappler researcher-writer, over ‘cyber libel’ charges by the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Monday, 15 June 2020. The court sentenced Ressa and Santos to a minimum 6 months …

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AAJA-Asia Statement on the Shutdown of ABS-CBN by the Philippine Government

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) strongly condemns the Philippine government’s shutdown of ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcaster. The Philippine National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) — a government regulatory agency under the office of the president — issued a  “cease and desist” order against the popular news outlet on May 5. Although the ruling …

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AAJA Statement on the Expulsion of Three Wall Street Journal Correspondents

The Asian American Journalists Association stands by the three Wall Street Journal correspondents whose press credentials were revoked by the Chinese government on Feb. 19. The Chinese government targeted the Journal’s deputy China bureau chief, Josh Chin, and reporters Chao Deng and Philip Wen, saying the move was punishment for a recent opinion piece published …

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