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2009

Attacks on the Press   |   Thailand

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Thailand

A coalition government led by the People Power Party crumbled in December in the face of intense months-long street protests. As demonstrations reached a crescendo in late November, violence spread across the capital, Bangkok, and protesters laid siege to domestic and international airports. Media outlets were targeted by both pro- and antigovernment protesters.

February 10, 2009 12:10 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

Writer goes into exile over Thai lese majeste charges

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.

February 9, 2009 3:22 PM ET

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Blog   |   Thailand

Fighting back against Thai censorship

Thailand's Internet--once open and free--is fast morphing into one of Asia's more censored cyberspaces. But a new group of concerned Thai citizens, known as the Thai Netizen Network (TNN), is bidding to turn back the tide of government censorship through advocacy and monitoring. 

February 4, 2009 10:54 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

Government intensifies media, Internet crackdown

New York, January 30, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about mounting government threats to media and Internet freedom in Thailand, including legal action against community radio stations and censoring thousands of Web sites.

January 30, 2009 2:07 PM ET

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Letters   |   Thailand

CPJ worried about deteriorating Thai media climate

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.

January 27, 2009 10:26 AM ET

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