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Bangkok, Thailand–What’s press freedom for, and why fight for it at all?

Several Burmese journalists attending a basic journalism course in Bangkok asked officials of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) this question during an interview last week. There were no easy answers.

The reason for the journalists’ concern: the killing of journalists in the Philippines, the increasing number of threats against journalists in Indonesia, and the steady erosion of press freedom in Thailand. Continue reading