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South-East Asia media watchdog calls protection of journalists

South-East Asia media watchdog calls protection of journalists

Updated 26 November 2012, 11:26 AEST

The Bangkok-based South-East Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), is calling for regional governments to protect journalists and commentators and their right to opinion and free reporting.

SEAPA, a regional media freedom advocacy group, today marked the International Day to End Impunity.

It aims to remind the public that each year a large number of people - villagers, journalists, bloggers, cartoonists, songwriters, lawyers and human rights defenders, are being stifled through the use of unjustified legal actions or violence.

SEAPA also points out that most of the perpetrators have not been brought to justice.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Gayathry Venkiteswaran, executive director, Southeast Asian Press Alliance

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