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Thailand declares state of emergency, imposes press restrictions

March 26, 2020 9:50 AM ET

Bangkok, March 26, 2020 -- Thailand should uphold press freedom and refrain from harassing and restricting reporters while emergency rule is imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Thai court sentences journalist Suchanee Cloitre to 2 years in jail for defamation

January 3, 2020 12:10 PM ET

Bangkok, January 3, 2020 -- Thai authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Suchanee Cloitre, and should stop charging reporters with criminal defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Thai prime minister to restore press freedom

September 23, 2019 12:29 PM ET

CPJ wrote to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, urging him to restore freedom the press in Thailand.

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CPJ condemns 15-day ban on Thai TV news station

February 13, 2019 11:43 AM ET

Bangkok, February 13, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the decision by a Thai media regulator to suspend the broadcasting license of Voice TV for 15 days and called on the country's military government to allow all media to report freely on the nation's politics....

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CPJ calls on Thailand to account for missing Vietnamese blogger

February 6, 2019 12:15 PM ET

Bangkok, February 6, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat, publicly report on that investigation's findings, and take all measures to ensure that the journalist has not been illegally abducted or detained....

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News fixer deported from Thailand to Cambodia on 'false news' accusation

December 13, 2018 12:55 PM ET

Bangkok, December 13, 2018--A Cambodian news fixer who helped to produce a documentary on sex trafficking for Russian government-funded international news network Russia Today, or RT, was deported yesterday from Thailand to Cambodia on accusations of abetting the production of false news, according to news reports....

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Thai authorities shut down foreign press club event on Myanmar

September 11, 2018 12:50 PM ET

Bangkok, September 11, 2018--Thai authorities on Monday shut down a panel discussion at Bangkok's Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, marking the sixth such event the country's ruling military junta has canceled since seizing power in a May 2014 coup....

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Thai magazine editor freed after seven years in prison

May 1, 2018 1:11 PM ET

News editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was released from Bangkok Remand Prison in the Thai capital on April 30, 2018 after serving a sentence for lèse majesté, according to news reports. Reports said that Somyot was greeted by a small group of family and supporters and appeared to be in good...

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Thai columnist Pravit Rojanaphruk charged with two cases of sedition

August 8, 2017 12:01 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2017--Thai authorities should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Pravit Rojanaphruk, a columnist at the news website Khaosod English, and allow the journalist to work freely and without further harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pravit Rojanaphruk, CPJ honoree, accused of sedition in Thailand

August 3, 2017 12:28 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2017--Authorities in Thailand should cease harassing Pravit Rojanaphruk and should drop any criminal proceedings against him for his writing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pravit, a columnist at Khaosod English who will be honored with CPJ's International Press Freedom Award this year, told...

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