NHRC rules limitation of free expression a violation of human rights

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ruled that Restriction No: 11, contained in “Announcement 27”, issued under the Emergency Decree by the Thai government, which bars media from disseminating…

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Curb on reporting monarchy reform push could kill debate in Thailand

Observers say the broadcast regulator’s recent warning against media reporting demands for monarchy reform could lead to self-censorship by both media outlets and academics. Some media outlets view the move…

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Alarming threats to media freedom are threats to everyone’s freedom

For viewers of foreign media, available through Thai cable TV packages, it has become the norm to see unscheduled messages filling the screen and blocking content for several minutes, a…

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Experts say SEA media freedom, viability and safety threatened during pandemic

COVID-19 has aggravated the issue of press freedom, media business viability and journalist safety around Southeast Asia, according to a panel of experts speaking during a webinar held Tuesday by…

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Thai Civil Court issues injunction against PM’s decree banning fake news with censorship threat

On Friday, Thailand’s Civil Court issued an injunction to suspend Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s ban on dissemination of fake and distorted news and fearmongering, with a threat of Internet censorship…

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Thailand’s state of emergency is a tool to limit the freedoms of people and the media – ADN

Analysts claim that the current “state of emergency” in Thailand is a way of enabling the government to limit press freedom and citizens’ rights to free expression. It is a…

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