India: Journalists on Edge

India, where journalism has always been a hazardous profession, has become a killing-field, with eight murdered in the first nine months of 2017. That followed the murders of six in 2016 and five in 2015. Two w... Read More...
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Update: Chinese Journalist Jailed For 7 Years

Gao Yu, one of China’s most prominent dissident journalists, has been formally sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of disclosing state secrets.  She was tried in November after having been detained si... Read More...
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South Korea’s Press: The Illusion of Freedom

On the surface, South Korea’s media appears to be thriving and even serves as an example to a region where liberal democracy is the exception rather than the norm. The country’s peaceful transition to democracy in the late 1980s promised journalists a newfound... Read More...
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Thai Journalism In a Death Spiral

When Thai coup leader and self-appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attended the tenth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit on 16-17 October, anti-coup activists, both Thai and European, staged a protest aga... Read More...
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Asia Sentinel Honored at Top Press Awards

Asia Sentinel won a prestigious award for excellence in explanatory reporting on Wednesday from the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) for four stories on the unfolding political crisis in Thailand. It is the... Read More...