Thailand / 2014

Journalist jailed on anti-royal charges in Thailand

November 25, 2014 11:36 AM ET

New York, November 25, 2014--The editor of an online news aggregator in Thailand was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison on charges of defaming the country's monarch, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentence and calls for an end to...

Read More ›

Thai military authorities force broadcast reporter off the air

November 17, 2014 11:24 AM ET

New York, November 17, 2014--Military authorities in Thailand have forced the suspension of a broadcast reporter for violating orders under martial law that bar critical reporting on the country's ruling junta, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an end to intimidation and harassment of journalists...

Read More ›

Thai junta expands media controls

July 21, 2014 11:46 AM ET

Bangkok, July 21, 2014--In a mounting clampdown on press, Internet, and social media freedoms, a new military directive in Thailand has barred any critical reporting or commentary about the ruling National Council for Peace and Order junta. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an immediate reversal of the freedom-curbing...

Read More ›

Thai editor held for four days, accused of violating martial law

July 9, 2014 3:40 PM ET

Thanapol Eawsakul, editor and founder of Fah Diew Gahn (Same Sky) news magazine, a tri-monthly Thai-language publication, was arrested on July 5, 2014, in a Bangkok café, according to news reports. He was held on a seven-day detention order, the maximum period allowable without a trial under martial law, and...

Read More ›

Thai military detains journalist and his lawyer

May 27, 2014 4:16 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2014--Military authorities in Thailand should immediately release a local journalist who was taken into military custody on Sunday after being summoned for questioning, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

Read More ›

Media squeezed in Thai military coup

May 22, 2014 1:21 PM ET

Bangkok, May 22, 2014--Thailand's military-led National Peace and Order Maintaining Council today seized administrative power in a coup and ordered local broadcast media to halt regular programming and local satellite and cable service providers to block international news channels, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the military-imposed...

Read More ›

Thai media censored under martial law

May 20, 2014 11:57 AM ET

Bangkok, May 20, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns military censorship of the media, including the forced broadcasting of martial law orders and announcements, in Thailand. ...

Read More ›

Journalists face criminal defamation charges in Thailand

April 17, 2014 12:11 PM ET

Bangkok, April 17, 2014--A Thai court today formally charged two journalists for the local Phuketwan news website with criminal defamation, according to news reports. The charges were brought by a Thai navy official. ...

Read More ›

Attacks on the Press in 2013: Thailand

February 12, 2014 1:30 AM ET

Thailand's clampdown on press and Internet freedoms continued in 2013 as large anti-government street demonstrations undermined political stability. Broadcast journalists were threatened with arrest by authorities for live streaming protest speeches. At least two local and one foreign reporter were assaulted by protesters over perceived pro-government bias in their coverage....

Read More ›

Thai journalists, news outlets in the line of fire

January 21, 2014 2:08 PM ET

Bangkok, January 21, 2014--The state of emergency imposed today by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwatra threatens to curb media coverage of recent anti-government protests in the national capital, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The decree was passed in the wake of a double grenade attack on the site of...

Read More ›

Thailand documents by Year:   

Social Media

View All ›