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By Prachatai |
<div>Senior journalists have denounced the junta&rsquo;s controversial Media Bill, arguing the junta wishes to entrench itself in power rather than promote truth and responsible media.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On 22 February 2017, a panel of senior journalists and media officials at the Foreign Correspondents&rsquo; Club of Thailand warned that severe new media regulations proposed by the junta represent the military&rsquo;s ambitions to maintain an influence in Thai politics even after the country transitions to a democratic system.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Thepchai Yong, the President of the Thai Broadcas</div>
By Austin Silvan |
<p>A statement has been released following the arrest of a Prachatai reporter, and the subsequent search of Prachatai’s office, with concerns of the precedent against media freedom that could be set by these actions.<br /><br />On 13 July 2016, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) released a statement raising concerns of the arrest of Prachatai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka.<br /></p>
By Reporters Without Borders |
<p>Bullet-proof vests are meant to save your life but in Thailand they can get you arrested, as Hong Kong-based photo-journalist Hok-chun “Anthony” Kwan learned when officials at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport found a bullet-proof vest and helmet in his bags as he was about to fly home on 23 August.</p>