[Event] ‘Press in Distress: Will Independent Journalism Survive In SEA?’ | DAKILA/ACTIVE VISTA
‘Press in Distress: Will Independent Journalism Survive In SEA?’
It’s not just in the Philippines. Cracking down on press freedom is a tactic used by other governments with authoritarian tendencies, including those of our neighbors Indonesia and Malaysia. We can push back—as one. In Press in Distress: Will Independent Journalism Survive in SEA?, media organizations and press freedom advocates from all three countries will come together in a live forum to discuss how we all can work together to overcome local and regional threats to press freedom.
DAKILA, Active Vista, Rappler (Philippines), Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (Indonesia), Centre for Independent Journalism (Malaysia), Freedom Film Network (Malaysia), and Gerakan Media Merdeka (Malaysia) invite you to ‘Press in Distress: Will Independent Journalism Survive In SEA?’, a simultaneous regional forum on the state of the press in Southeast Asia on October 8, 2021, Friday, 4:00 pm.
As the three countries continue to combat shared threats against the media, the forum shall feature Maria Ressa, CEO and President of Rappler (Philippines); Arif Zulkifli, CEO of Tempo (Indonesia); and Steven Gan, Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini (Malaysia) to discuss press freedom and solidarity in the region.
To attend the forum, you may register at https://bit. ly/MediaFreedomPHL. We are also giving away 300 complimentary tickets to the forum attendees from the Philippines for the exclusive screening of ‘A Thousand Cuts’ by Ramona Diaz, an award-winning documentary on Maria Ressa and Rappler.
We hope that with your support, we could creatively engage the public on discourses on important social issues towards developing a critical citizenry that supports meaningful actions for the promotion of human rights and democracy. We look forward to your participation.
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