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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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Journalists arrested at Bangkok airport for carrying safety equipment

May 30, 2017 11:40 AM ET

Bangkok, May 30, 2017--Thai authorities should drop all charges against two journalists arrested at Bangkok's main airport today for carrying protective gear and should amend laws to allow journalists to carry potentially lifesaving, protective equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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Thailand bans foreign correspondents club event, citing 'national security'

May 3, 2017 10:56 AM ET

Bangkok, May 3, 2017--Thailand's ruling military junta banned a panel discussion event scheduled for today by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, marking the latest act of harassment against the club under military rule....

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TV news channel suspended in Thailand

March 27, 2017 11:36 AM ET

Bangkok, March 27, 2017--Thai media regulators should immediately reverse their suspension of the operating license of Voice TV and should allow the media to broadcast and publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Media regulators today suspended the channel's operating license for seven days....

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Defamation suit in Thailand restricts BBC reporter's freedom of movement

February 28, 2017 1:48 PM ET

Bangkok, February 28, 2017--A court in Thailand has seized the passport of BBC reporter Jonathan Head in response to a criminal defamation suit filed by a Thai lawyer over a news report on alleged fraud committed on the tourist island of Phuket. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the restrictions...

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CPJ concerned about proposed media controls in Thailand

February 3, 2017 11:27 AM ET

CPJ urges Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to reject new legislation increasing government control over the media, and to repeal previous decrees expanding state control of the media.

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Thai legislation threatens online freedoms

December 16, 2016 1:04 PM ET

Bangkok, December 16, 2016--Thailand's cabinet and king should scrap legislation that would give authorities sweeping new powers to censor the internet based on vague and broad criteria, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The military-appointed National Legislative Assembly today passed amendments to the 2007 Computer Crime Act that...

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Thai junta threatens BBC over royal news coverage

December 8, 2016 12:35 PM ET

Washington, December 8, 2016--Thailand's military government should stop harassing and threatening the BBC with criminal prosecution under laws that bar criticism of the Thai royal family, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Thailand to not censor news during royal transition

October 14, 2016 10:10 AM ET

New York, October 14, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Thailand's military government to lift a blanket censorship order on television news broadcasters imposed in the wake of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death yesterday....

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