12 Jul 2017
The director of an influential Malay community radio station in the restive Deep South has passed away. At around 3 am on 11 July 2017, Waehama Waekuejik, director of Media Selatan, a local radio channel with a large following among grassroots villagers in the Deep South based in Pattani, passed away. Waehama had been battling colon cancer for the last three years. He played an important role in shaping Media Selatan, which is known for reporting on critical issues in the Deep South related to politics and violence in the region since its founding in 2008.
4 Jan 2016
After being forced to shut down since the 2014 coup, along with many other community radio stations in the area, Media Selatan, a local Malay radio station in the Deep South, is coming back on air early this year. The director of Media Selatan states that shutting down local media is tantamount to closing channels for citizens to express their opinions about the ongoing peace process.
24 Sep 2014
Police searched the house of a Media Selatan Radio journalist in the southernmost province of Pattani without a search warrant and asked for DNA samples of the occupants. The police claimed that they wanted to search for illegal drugs and that they did not need a search warrant under martial law.