Journalists Killed  |  Thailand

Jaruek Rangcharoen


September 27, 2008, in Don Chedi district, Thailand

Jaruek, a reporter with the Thai-language newspaper Matichon, was shot and killed in a market in the Don Chedi district of Thailand's western Suphanburi province, according to the Thai Journalists Association, a local press freedom advocacy group.

The association said in a statement that Jaruek had reported on local corruption and had expressed concerns to provincial Gov. Somsak Phurisrisak that he might face reprisal. Kaweesak Bhutton, Jaruek's supervising editor, told CPJ that Matichon staffers believe the death was related to his work as a journalist, including his reports on local government corruption.

Two men were arrested on November 1 in connection with the murder, according to the Bangkok Post.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Corruption

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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