Thai civil court rejects ban on rubber bullets, orders police to exercise more caution

Thailand’s Civil Court rejected an application for an injunction forbidding the police from using rubber bullets against anti-establishment protesters, citing the necessity under the State of Emergency to bring “emergencies”…

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Thailand’s ban on fake, distorted news, fearmongering begins Friday, as media threatened with censorship

The Thai government has barred media from disseminating fake or distorted news and news that could stir fear regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, effective from today (Friday), with a threat of…

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FILE – In this Thursday, May 6, 2021 file photo, a sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, in New York. Numerous websites were unavailable on Tuesday June 8, 2021, after an apparent widespread outage at cloud service company Fastly. Dozens of high-traffic websites including the New York Times, CNN, Twitch and the U.K. government’s home page, could not be reached. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

LONDON (AP) — Multiple websites went offline briefly across the globe Tuesday after an outage at the cloud service company Fastly, revealing how critical a handful of companies running the…

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Virus crisis piles pressure on African media

Collapsing revenues, rising layoffs: the coronavirus crisis is battering media outlets across Africa that were already struggling for cash and often facing pressure from hostile authorities. The news of cutbacks…

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Media urged not to be used by unscrupulous protesters seeking state handouts

Finance permanent secretary Prasong Poonthanate has criticized those engaging in sporadic and highly visible protests in an attempt to attract media attention to their efforts to get the 5,000 baht…

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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe traveler ban

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said Saturday, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe. Trump agreed to…

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E-Chan suspend online news service for 5 days over its mass shooting coverage

E-Chan, a popular online news service with a large following, has agreed to go offline for five days from tomorrow (Saturday), over its live coverage of the mass shooting in…

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Red face for the media over fake 90-million-baht lottery jackpot

It appears that social media users and even most of the mainstream media have fallen victim to a hoax by a lottery vendor in Samut Sakhon who became an instant …

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Media warned against interviewing Wild Boars boys or face legal action

Members of the Thai and foreign media have been asked not to interview any of the 12 Wild Boars young footballers or face legal that could lead to a six-month…

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Government to try to protect Wild Boars’ rights to privacy

Deputy Prime Minister Wisanu Krea-ngarm will seek Cabinet’s approval for a proposal to set up an ad hoc committee tasked with protecting the privacy rights of the 12 Wild Boars…

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