Southeast Asian Press Alliance
30 Apr 2010
The Facebook fan page of independent Thai online news site Prachatai.com was blocked today [28 April] by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), along with two other websites in the aftermath of the clash between security forces and Red Shirt protesters on 27 April, according to Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai's executive director. The fan page has 5,798 fans.
1 Apr 2010
After a year of investigations, Thai public prosecutors on 31 March 2010 filed a criminal lawsuit against Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director and webmaster of Thailand's independent online news website Prachatai.com, for allegedly failing to remove from the site's discussion board readers' comments deemed offensive to the monarchy.
13 Jan 2010
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) expresses grave concern over the Thai military's attempts to suppress the news coverage of its deportation of 4,000 Hmong refugees from their camp in Thailand's northern province of Petchabun in December 2009.
7 Nov 2009
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’s health allegedly caused the drop in the Thai bourse last month.