19 Jul 2006

South East Asian Press Alliance Blog

Great to see an NGO getting involved in the blogging scene. A move that I hope other NGO's will follow in an attempt to reach out, add support and reinforce the idea of blogging to others. Click on the image above to go to the site and add it to your list.

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance is the only regional organization with the specific mandate of promoting and protecting press freedom in Southeast Asia. Established as a nonprofit organization in November 1998, the alliance works to unite independent journalists’ and press-related organizations in the region into a force for free expression advocacy and mutual protection.

SEAPA’s vision is for a Southeast Asian region where free expression and an independent and responsible press promote information and knowledge societies with transparency and pluralism as the norm.

SEAPA’s mission is to:

promote and nurture an environment of free expression in Southeast Asia;
encourage civil participation in the promotion and protection of press freedom;
foster and promote and enabling environment for a free, responsible and independent press;

build capacities of independent and pluralistic press organizations and professional competencies of individuals; and promote greater access to information and good governance.

SEAPA’s Board of Trustees is composed of representatives from the alliance’s Founding Members, namely:

The Thai Journalists Association
The Institute for Studies on Free Flow of Information (Indonesia)
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (Indonesia)
The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (Philippines)
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
SEAPA is duly registered in Manila as a regional nongovernment organization. It has offices in Manila and its main secretariat operates out of Bangkok.

2nd Floor TJA Building 538/1 Samsen Road,
Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand
Tel. +662-2435579 / Fax +662-2448749
Email seapa@seapabkk.org

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