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The 2022 Southeast Asia Regional Conference:
“Strengthening Collaboration, Defending Press Freedom in Southeast Asia”

12 December, 2022

CamboJA together with AJI Indonesia, Geramm (Malaysia), CIJ (Malaysia), AJTL (Timor Leste), and NUJP (Philippines) will hold the 2022 SEA Regional Conference. At least a hundred people from journalism, media, press council, media CSOs, international organizations, academia, and research will be presenting at this conference.

There will be a number of enlightening panels addressing important issues including Mapping Media Freedom, press freedom advocacy, the survival of non-profit media during the Covid-19 epidemic, digital authoritarianism and online surveillance, and sexual harassment in journalism.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

09:00 to 17:00 (Jakarta/Cambodia time)

Event will be held in hybrid system. The offline meeting only for certain invitees due to limited venues. But the quota is not limited for those of you who will attend the conference online.

Event Detail and Registration

The following sessions are available for participation during the event:

1. Keynote speech

Time : 09.30 -10.00 am (Cambodia/Jakarta Time)

Topic : Mapping of Media Freedom in Southeast Asia

Speaker : Wai Liang Tham from the New Naratif, Malaysia

2. Panel Discussion

Time : 10.00 am -12.00 pm(Cambodia/Jakarta Time)

Topic : We fight back: Best experience on press freedom advocacy in Southeast Asia.

Speakers :

  • Jonathan De Santos (NUJP Chairperson),
  • Nop Vy (Executive Director of CamboJA),
  • Wathshlah G Naidu (CIJ Executive Director),
  • Ika Ningtyas (Secretary-General of AJI Indonesia),
  • Jo Hironaka (UNESCO in Bangkok).

Moderator : Zevonia Vieira, President of AJTL.

3. Breakout Session, Room 1 

Time : 01.45 – 04.00 pm (Cambodia/Jakarta Time)

Topic : How do non-profit media survive after Covid-19 pandemic?


  • Foundation for Community Educational Media, Thailand
  • Darshini Kandasamy (Malaysia),
  • Rhea Veda Padilla (Alternative Media Network-Philippines),
  • Roby Alampay (International Media Support).

Moderator : Adi Marsiela (AJI Indonesia)

4. Breakout Session, Room 2

Time : 01.45-04.00 pm (Cambodia/Jakarta Time)

Topic : The rise of digital authoritarianism and online surveillance: The impact on press freedom in Southeast Asia


  • Felicity Salina (Manushya Foundation, Thailand)
  • The Representative from NUJP (Philippines)
  • Michael Caster, (Asia Digital Programme Manager, Article19)

Moderator: Daranee Balachandar (CIJ, Malaysia)

5. Breakout Session, Room 3

Time : 01.45-04.00 pm (Cambodia/Jakarta Time)

Topic : Rising awareness on sexual harassment in journalism


  • Nani Afrida, Gender Division of AJI Indonesia
  • Lynda Garcia, President of The International Association of Women in Radio and TV Philippines,
  • Virgilio da Silva Guterres – Founder of AJTL and President of Press Council

Moderator: Alyaa Alhadjri (GeramM)

6. Closing event

Time: 04.30-05.00 pm

  1. Declaration of SEA Collaboration on Press Freedom Monitoring.
  2. MoU Collaboration signing
  3. Press Statement

General rundown

The rundown can be downloaded via this link.

How do I participate?

If you are interested in attending the Southeast Asia Regional Conference 2022, please complete the confirmation form for the session you wish to attend:

Of course you can register for more than one session!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any question you can contact:

Novi Nazmi (AJI Indonesia) : +6285697168087

Khortieth (CamboJA) : +85516 575 713


The primary language of this conference will be English. An interpreter is only available for local Cambodian participants.

All of these events apply the Chatham House Rule: which states that participants are free to use the information presented in class sessions or seminars but are prohibited from mentioning the names or affiliations of other speakers or attendees.

Welcome to the 2022 Southeast Asia Regional Conference!


12 December, 2022
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