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Thailand aims to further censor media reporting of protests

The IPI global network today expressed grave concern over growing censorship in Thailand after the country’s telecommunications regulator warned the media against covering ongoing pro-democracy protests. Late last month, the Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) “invited” media representatives to a meeting in which the NBTC made a series of demands, which were cloaked […]

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Thailand charges Myanmar journalists for “illegally” entering the country

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the decision of the Thai government to charge three journalists from Myanmar, who fled the military crackdown in their country. According to media reports, three journalists and two activists, who sought refuge in Thailand, have […]

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Why governments in Asia want to control a media they can no longer command

Across the Asia-Pacific, we’re seeing in real time the tactics being adopted by populist authoritarian governments to control a news media that they can no longer command. The new strategy: a bullying domination through heavy-handed harassment, raids on pretexts of financial irregularity, attacks on news media credibility, culture war outrage and disinformation to distract and […]

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In Thailand, digital media rise to report the struggle for democracy

As pro-democracy protests continue in Thailand, the authorities have reached back to lese-majeste laws to charge protest leaders for their speeches. Meanwhile, Thai media have reached for innovative ways to circumvent the crackdown and keep reporting the news, Jacqui Park writes. Freedom of expression and press freedom have come under pressure as pro-democracy protests continue […]

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