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By Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Sorawut Wongsaranon |
<p>The Cabinet approved the draft <a href="">Act on Media Ethics and Professional Standards</a> on 11 January, passing it on to join the queue for parliamentary debate and approval. In principle, it claims to support self-regulation by media professionals . But many still have concerns over it becoming another tool for censorship.</p>
By Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) |
<p>The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) expresses its concern over a statement made by Information and Communication Technology Minister Ranongrak Suwanchawee of Thailand threatening to pursue legal action against websites and their respective Internet service providers (ISPs) where posts discussing the King&rsquo;s health allegedly caused the drop in the Thai bourse last month.</p>