Freest press in Southeast Asia?

October 23, 2007

rsf.jpegRSF’s 2007 press freedom index (rankings for Southeast Asia):

Cambodia tops the list (ranked 85 in the world), followed by Timor-Leste (94), Indonesia (100), Malaysia (124), Philippines (128), Thailand (135), Singapore (141), Laos (161), Vietnam (162), Burma (164). Find out why.

Brunei is not ranked due to lack of data.

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Mob attacks AFP stringer in Timor-Leste

November 13, 2006

alerts-button-1.jpgA local AFP stringer, Nelson da Cruz, was stoned in his face by an unidentified youth while on his way to report a riot in Dili on 9 November 2006.

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Newspaper staffers attacked in Dili

June 15, 2006

alerts-button.jpgTwo employees of a leading independent newspaper in East Timor were beaten up on 13 June by a gang of youths, reports from Dili say, in what journalists fear may be an act to further intimidate their sector amid spiralling violence in the country. Timor Post editor Carlos de Jesus, speaking with the Agence France Presse, said two of his staffers from the paper’s circulation and advertising departments were attacked just outside of their office in Dili. Read the rest of this entry »