Journalists from ASEAN countries create a network to expose corruption

Launched a few days ago in Manila, Journalists Against Corruption brings together professionals from major Southeast Asian media. With the exception of Singapore, the region is regularly at the bottom of world rankings.

Manila (AsiaNews) – A group of journalists committed to investigating and reporting corruption from several countries in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Timor Leste[*] met in Manila on 20 March where they set up the Journalists Against Corruption (JAC) network.

The group includes some 35 professionals from major Thai, Malaysian, Cambodian, East Timorese, and Philippine media. Their goal is to work together to expose graft but also to upscale national and regional investigative cooperation and training.

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