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[Statements] AJA Statement on NK Defectors

AJA expresses regret on NK defectors The Asia Journalist Association (AJA), represented by Ivan Lim, issued a statement in which it expressed regret and concern over the 31 North Korean defectors who were arrested earlier by the Chinese police and now in danger of being repatriated to North Korea. North Korean defectors, sent back to […]

[Statements] AJA Statement on Libya

   AJA Statement on Libya Resignation of Col Gaddafi is the only option   (24 February 2011, Singapore) Asia Journalist Association urges Col Gaddafi to immediately halt the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters and to secure press freedom in regard to the democratization in Libya. Asia Journalist Association also urges Col Gaddafi to step down […]

[Statements] AJA Statement on Political Crisis in Egypt

   AJA Statement on Political Crisis in Egypt     (07 February 2011, Singapore) Asia Journalist Association(AJA, President Ivan Lim) joins the international community in calling on President Hosni Mubarak to yield to the long-suffering Egyptian people’s demand for change and to step down gracefully. The time has come for Mubarak to accept he has […]

[Statements] Statement of Asian Journalists

In the early of 21th century, Asia is exposed to war, disputes, starvation and disease at all times. Especially, extreme gap between the rich and poor and natural disaster followed by climate change make worse lives of considerable number of Asian people. The vicious circle of crises of ecology, war and polarization continues in Asia. We judge and expect […]

[AJA Statements] AJA Statement on the Death of Cameraman Hiro Muramoto

AJA Statement On the Death of Cameraman Hiro Muramoto   (15 April 2011, Singapore) The death of Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto in Bangkok on 10 April, while filming the violent anti-government protests, is a tragedy and a loss to the media fraternity. AJA offers heartfelt condolences to the 43-year-old journalist’s family. We laud Hiro Muramoto’s […]

[AJA Statements] Attacks on Press Freedom Continues in Nepal

  (January 14, 2010) Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) cadres attacked on vehicle belonging to Nagarik Daily in Bara District, Tamagadi Jungle area which is located in the southern part of Nepal on January 7. According to Rajan Samari, a driver of the vehicle, the attacker stopped vehicle accusing of defying general strike called […]

[AJA Statements] AJA Statement on Killing of Journalists in Maguindanao

AJA Press Statement Killing of journalists in Maguindanao   (02 November 2009, Seoul) We are shocked and dismayed by the indiscriminate and wanton killing of 18 journalists, among 57 civilians, caught up in the electioneering cross-fire between the feuding political clans. It is outrageous that non-partisan journalists should be thus silenced by villains who thought […]

[AJA Statements] Joint Resolution on Iranian Situation

Joint Resolution on Iranian Situation   (11 August 2009, Seoul) The June 12, 2009 presidential elections in Iran led to widespread public protests. In response, the Iranian government ordered a press censorship amid its crackdown on demonstrators. In particular, two lawyers, Mr. Soltani and Mr. Dadkhah, had been arrested and detained without legal representation. About […]

[AJA Statements] AJA Statement on Detention of Two American Female Journalists in N. Korea

AJA Statement On Detention of Two American Female Journalists In North Korea   (29 June 2009, Seoul) Asia Journalist Association expresses its serious concern over the 12-year reform through labor sentence imposed by a North Korean court on two journalists, Ms Euna Lee and Ms Laura Ling, for alleged illegal border crossing and hostile acts. […]

[AJA Statements] Press Statement on the Plight of Journalists

   Press Statement on the Plight of Journalists Caught up in the Post-election Protests and the Government Suppression of Public Demonstrations in Iran   (19 June 2009, Seoul) The Asia Journalist Association views with great concern the civil unrest arising from the June 12 Iranian president elections that escalated into violence and deaths in the […]

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