Asia-Pacific Association of Press Clubs

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30 November 2015

Statement by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China

The FCCC is deeply concerned by the attempts to intimidate one of our members following publication of an article related to terrorism and Xinjiang.

The correspondent of L'Obs, Ursula Gauthier, has been the subject of two inflammatory editorials in the Global Times, attacking her by name. This state-controlled paper then allowed thousands…

02 September 2015

Statement by the National Press Club of Australia on the sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed

On Wednesday 2 September 2015, President of the National Press Club of Australia, Laurie Wilson stated "I'm Laurie Wilson, I'm President of the National Press Club of Australia, and before we hear from our guest today there's just a few words I'd like to say about one of our members, in fact an honorary life member of this club and our official…

27 May 2015

Foreign Correspondents' Club of China Annual Working Conditions Report 2015

China's importance in current affairs continues to grow, and foreign journalists' efforts to chronicle the important events and changes have kept pace. Unfortunately, getting access to the news in China is not getting any easier. Official harassment, obstruction and intimidation of foreign correspondents and their local staff remain serious problems.

Over…

17 April 2015

FCCHK Statement about 7-Year Jail Term for Mainland China Journalist Gao Yu

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong expresses its grave concern to the Chinese authorities at the conviction of 71-year-old journalist Gao Yu on the charges of leaking state secrets to foreign media. The seven-year jail sentence is unwarranted and particularly harsh for an elderly woman who is already in frail health and requires medication.

Gao,…

01 April 2015

Malaysian police arrested TMI staff

We note with grave alarm that our colleagues at The Malaysian Insider (TMI), including the publisher of The Edge Media Group, have been arrested by police apparently to aid investigations over a report published on March 25 concerning the Conference of Rulers and a proposal to amend laws concerning Islamic law.

We in no way vouch for the…

03 March 2015

The Foreign Correspondents Club of China Annual Survey Results

The FCCC has compiled the results of this year's annual survey* of its members' visa issues, based on your experiences over the course of 2014 and during the visa renewal season at the end of the year. We received 126 responses; thank you for your help.

In general, the visa renewal process went more smoothly this year than last, when New…

03 February 2015

Statement by The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan condemns in the strongest terms the murders of journalist Kenji Goto and his friend Haruna Yukawa by the group known as Islamic State. Our hearts go out to their families and friends, and to the Japanese people.

We demand that all parties in international conflicts, whether they be states or non-state…

08 January 2015

Statement by the Asia-Pacific Association of Press Clubs

The Asia-Pacific Association of Press Clubs expresses its shock at the terrorist attack on the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

We express our solidarity and condolences with the bereaved families who lost their family members.

The murderers and their extremist ideology…

09 January 2015

National Press Club of Mongolia Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

National Press Club of Mongolia, Mongolian Journalists' Union and members of the French community hold placards reading "Je Suis Charlie" in Mongolian, French and English languages as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Chinggis Square in Ulaanbaatar on January 9, 2015, in tribute to the victims of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.…

08 January 2015

Statement by The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan

Condemning the Attack on Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Expression

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club vehemently condemns the terrorist attack on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris where 12 journalists and cartoonists were killed and others injured. The slayings have again spotlighted the extreme risks journalists…

08 January 2015

Statement by The Foreign Correspondents' club of South Asia

The Foreign Correspondents' club of South Asia strongly condemns the act of terrorism by targeting the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. This is a heinous crime against humanity and freedom of speech

Such act of terrorism will not intimidate us from pursuing our job of free reporting and exchange of views.

We express…

08 January 2015

Statement by The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong

The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong, is deeply shocked by the killing of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based satirical weekly. We extend our sincerest condolences to the victims' families, colleagues and friends.

The murderers and their extremist ideology are a threat to press freedom everywhere. Satire and parody are fundamental…

26 August 2014

Statement by the Asia-Pacific Association of Press Clubs

The Asia-Pacific Federation of Press Clubs is shocked and outraged by the barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the group calling themselves Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (IS).

We express our deepest sympathy to the Foley family and call on governments everywhere to take all action possible to enable journalists…

10 July 2013

Foreign Correspondents' Club of China Annual Working Conditions Report

The past year has seen unprecedented examples of investigative journalism by western reporters in China. Unfortunately, the Chinese government has increasingly resorted to threats and intimidation against foreign media, according to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China's annual "Reporting Conditions" survey of its members, and its review of incidents reported over the last 12 months.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China(FCCC) survey, carried out in May 2013, found that 98 percent of respondents do not think reporting conditions in China meet international standards, and 70 percent feel conditions have worsened or stayed the same as the year before. Only three respondents say they think things are getting better; the rest…

27 May 2013

Asia-Pacific Association of Press Clubs Launch

The Asia Pacific Association of Press Clubs (APAPC) was launched at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Hong Kong in November 2012.

The concept for the association was born at the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) annual global assembly in Australia in 2011.

An association of Press Clubs within the Asian Pacific region, promoting freedom of press, partnerships among clubs and further opportunities for working media internationally, was created to complement…