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Thai journalist banned from travelling to UNESCO conference

Thailand’s ruling military junta has banned a prominent journalist from leaving the country to attend UNESCO’s 2016 World Press Freedom Day conference in Finland. Pravit Rojanaphruk – who requires government permission to travel abroad following a previous run-in with the junta – said this week that authorities had rejected his request to attend the May […]

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IPI condemns censorship amid Thai military coup

All independent television and radio broadcasts in Thailand, including transmissions from foreign stations such as the BBC, Fox and CNN, have been suspended since Thursday’s military coup, replaced by a military-run TV and radio broadcast that has been playing throughout the country. Print media, Internet and news apps are still running and available, but social […]

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Thai editor sentenced to 11 years

The Criminal Court in Bangkok has sentenced the former editor of the now defunct magazine Voice of Thaksin for defaming Thailand’s monarchy. The Criminal Court sentenced Somyot Prueksakasemsuk to 11 years in jail for publishing two articles deemed insulting of the royal family. The court sentenced Somyot to five years in prison for each offensive […]

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Thai editor faces jail on lèse majesté charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) on Monday expressed concern about the lèse majesté charges pending against Thai editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk in connection with two articles that appeared in his newspaper, the Voice of the Oppressed (Voice of Taksin), earlier this year and which, Thai authorities argue, made negative references to the monarchy. Lèse majesté laws, […]

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