Washington DC - Thailand's media freedom is categorized as "Not Free" for the year 2012, a change from "Partly Free" the previous year due to ‘court rulings that the lèse-majesté law does not contradict constitutional provisions for freedom of expression and that third-party hosts are liable for lèse-majesté content posted online’, a Freedom House report released on Wednesday said. Thailand’s score in press freedom worsened from 60 to 62 (higher scores mean less free), enough to move it into the third category behind ‘free’ (scores between 10 and 30) and ‘partly free’ (scores between 31 and 60).
Thailand's press freedom downgraded to "Not Free" for 2012: Freedom House
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