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By Seoung Nimol |
<p>Although citizen journalists are actively contributing to media information flows in Thailand, their role here remains a matter of debate between traditional media professional and advocates of citizen media</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha issued on Thursday (29 July) a new order under the Emergency Decree banning distribution of information causing public fear or misinformation.</p>
By Thai Journalists Association |
<p>6 leading Thai professional media associations&nbsp;issued a statement condemning what they consider an official assault on the Thai public&rsquo;s right to good information as well as freedom of expression in general.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Amid widespread outrage at the guilty verdict handed to Maria Ressa, co-founder of the independent news website Rappler, and its writer, Reynaldo Santos Jr, many international civil society organizations have called for the case to be dismissed.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>As journalists are not exempt from the 10pm - 4am nationwide curfew, some face a difficult time trying to do their job and are upset by the stance taken by the Thai Journalists Association. There are calls for a more friendly policy toward the media during the outbreak.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The board of the state-owned broadcaster MCOT has removed TV host Orawan Choodee from the debate programme &quot;Election War &#39;19&quot; after she allowed 100 students attending the televised debate on 28 February to voice their opposition to the NCPO government&#39;s agenda.</p>
By Reporters Without Borders |
<div><strong>Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Thai junta’s crackdown on news and information since the military coup three years ago yesterday and urges the international community to take a firmer line with the regime, which has stepped up online censorship and prosecutions of media outlets in recent months.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yesterday was the third anniversary of the coup that brought the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to power. </div>
By International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) |
<p>The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) join the National Union of Journalist of Thailand (NUJT) in denouncing the draft media regulation bill that will further suppress media in already challenging environment.&nbsp;The IFJ and SEAJU call for the bill to be scrapped immediately.</p>
<p>Leading media organisations throughout the country have joined hands against a controversial media licensing bill that will give the government greater control over the media. &nbsp;</p> <p>On 29 January 2017, representatives of 30 media organisations nationwide issued a joint statement against the controversial Media Reform Bill. &nbsp;</p> <p>Citing the media as a factor in many social problems, the bill outlines moral standards for all forms of media with penalties for non-compliance.</p>
<p>The junta’s National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) has proposed a new bill to set moral standards for the media which it blames for social ills. Media groups, however, say the bill gives the government greater control.</p> <p>Six leading media associations plan to&nbsp;<a href="">meet at the Thai Journalists Association (TJA)</a>&nbsp;on Sunday &nbsp;29 January 2017 to voice their stance against the NRSA’ Media Reform Bill.</p>