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By Harrison George |
<div> <div>The Bangkok Post confirmed on Monday that it had removed its news editor Umesh Pandey after he refused to alter his critical coverage of the military government, given that the newspaper plans to invite the junta head to join its birthday party, said an executive.</div> <div> </div> <div>On 14 May 2018, Umesh Pandey, editor of the Bangkok Post, confirmed on Facebook that the newspaper had dismissed him for his recent criticisms of the military government. </div> <div> </div> <div>“The hard-hitting news that we have produced in the 22 months of my leadership is a testament </div></div>
<p>The Defence Minister has threatened to send a journalist from the Bangkok Post to an attitude adjustment session.</p>
<div> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b104fa98-391e-be25-1ca2-d0b82806f045">Amnesty International &nbsp;(AI) Thailand on Thursday announced the 2014 human rights media awards for the Thai media. Prachatai English’s news story received an honourable mention in the online media category.&nbsp;</span></p> </div>
By Harrison George |
<p>After the first flush of pro-coup triumphalism, the Bangkok Post op-ed pages over the past two or three weeks have seen an insidious infiltration of exactly the kind of namby-pamby, woolly-minded, do-gooder insinuations that made the coup such a welcome necessity in the first place.</p>
By Achara Ashayagachat, Bangkok Post |
<p><em>New book outlines jagged landscape of recent Thai politics</em></p> <p>Nine essays by seven Thai and foreign scholars in the book Legitimacy Crisis in Thailand perfectly explore themes and issues and well-depicted episodes arising from the ongoing confrontations that engulfed Thailand's political life, state and society from the year 2008 to early 2010.</p>
By Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Bangkok Post |
<p>By the admission of the acting government spokesman, the anti-government red shirts under the banner of United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) are now prevalent in no fewer than 38 of Thailand's 76 provinces, predominantly in the populous Northeast and North.</p>
By Jon Dent |
<p>This was a &nbsp;busy week on the frontlines of personal freedom, particularly in regards to free speech. Tying together several key events were government&rsquo;s increasingly sophisticated restrictions on our human rights, and the efforts to push them back. For obvious reasons, freedom of speech is dear to this writer, and this week&rsquo;s post addresses the past week&rsquo;s developments.</p>