Southeast Asian Press Alliance
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.