Southeast Asian Press Alliance

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About Us

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation campaigning for genuine press freedom in Southeast Asia. Established in Bangkok in November 1998, it aims to unite independent journalists’ and press-related organizations in the region into a force for 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.