At the 2018 East-West Center International Media Conference, Philippines online journalist Maria Ressa leads a panel discussion on the undermining of free press outlets on Southeast Asia. The conference was co-hosted by EWC, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Singapore Management University.
Keynote speaker: Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Manila
Norman Goh, Social Media Editor, Malaysiakini, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mratt Kyaw Thu, Senior Political Journalist, The Frontier Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar
Moderator: Kulachada Chaipipat, Advocacy Manager, Southeast Asia Press Alliance, Bangkok, Thailand
Synopsis: These journalists represent media outlets that have championed press freedom and shaped the media landscape in Southeast Asia in the last two decades. Here they discuss key developments in politics and the media industry that undermine free press and look at challenges and opportunities confronting media in not only defending but also advancing their freedom.
Recorded June 25, 2017