Alerts   |   Thailand

Thai distributors block The Economist over article

New York, July 16, 2009--Distributors blocked the July 4-10 edition of The Economist from entering Thailand for an article that covered the mounting threat of lese majeste complaints to the country's Internet freedom and freedom of expression, according to a local distributor and international news reports. 

July 16, 2009 3:03 PM ET


Alerts   |   Thailand

Thai press club's board charged with lese majeste

New York, July 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists rejects the politically motivated lese majeste charges filed on Tuesday by a private citizen against board members of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT). Violations of lese majeste laws are a criminal offense in Thailand, punishable by three to 15 years in prison.

July 2, 2009 3:45 PM ET


Blog   |   Thailand

Media caught in the middle of Thai conflict

The media have become part and parcel of Thailand's intensifying political conflict: Two privately held satellite television news stations are openly aligned with competing political street movements, and state-controlled outlets are under opposition fire for allegedly misrepresenting recent crucial news events. 

April 29, 2009 2:44 PM ET


Alerts   |   Thailand

Thai government issues censorship decree

New York, April 14, 2009--As part of its declaration of a state of emergency on Sunday, the Thai government issued a decree that empowered officials to censor news considered a threat to national security, according to international and local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the government to immediately rescind this order of censorship.

April 14, 2009 2:30 PM ET


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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