New York, February 9, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the increasing use of draconian lese majeste charges to harass journalists and commentators and stifle free expression in Thailand; at least one writer has gone into exile because of the charges.
New York, January 30, 2009--The Committee to Protect
Journalists is gravely concerned about mounting government threats to media and
Internet freedom in
CPJ wrote to the prime minister of Thailand today to express our grave concern about the country's fast-deteriorating media climate and to call on him to decisively reaffirm Thailand's commitment to a free press and open Internet.
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