Thailand’s press freedom ranking improves this year

Thailand’s global press freedom ranking has improved, as the country ranks 115 out of 180 countries in this year’s World Press Freedom index, a jump from 137 in 2021. Countries…

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Record 488 journalists imprisoned, 46 killed in 2021: RSF

Paris (AFP) – There are currently 488 media professionals imprisoned around the world, the highest number since Reporters Without Borders began counting more than 25 years ago, the NGO announced Thursday.  By…

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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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People look out at cars sitting in floodwaters at the entrance of a tunnel after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou in China’s central Henan province on July 21, 2021. (STR / AFP)

China accuses BBC of ‘fake news’ over floods reporting

Beijing on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the BBC, accusing it of broadcasting “fake news” and saying the organization was “naturally unpopular” over its coverage of devastating floods in…

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Journalist records a live TV broadcast of a judge delivering the decision of the Constitutional Court in Bangkok to dissolve a political party in 2019. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Press Freedom: No laws can win over the truth

As a media, we have to ask ourselves whether the information we have is enough to support what is to be published. If it is enough, with solid evidence, there…

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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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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are led away by police after being convicted and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for violating the Official Secrets Act at Inn Sein Court in Yangon on Monday. Photo from The Irrawaddy

Reuters reporters’ sentencing, as it unfolded in the courtroom

YANGON (The Irrawaddy)  — For possessing the phone number of an officer in an ethnic armed group, the itineraries of visits to Rakhine by Pope Francis and Vice President U Myint…

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