Lѐse Majesté

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Thai junta bans FCCT event on lese majeste law

June 16, 2015 10:43 AM ET

New York, June 16, 2015--Thailand's ruling military junta has banned an event on Wednesday by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand to discuss the country's draconian lѐse majesté law, news reports said. This is the second ban this month of...

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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...

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Thai editor Somyot sentenced to 11 years in prison

January 24, 2013 2:46 PM ET

New York, January 24, 2013--A Thai court sentenced news editor and political activist Somyot Prueksakakasemsuk to 11 years in prison on Wednesday for two articles the court ruled had insulted the Thai monarch, a criminal offense under the country's strict...

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Verdict postponed in landmark Thai Internet freedom case

April 30, 2012 1:53 PM ET

Earlier today, press and human rights groups from around the world heard that the decision in the case of Chiranuch "Jiew" Premchaiporn, the manager of Thai online news site Prachatai, was being delayed yet another month. Chiranuch is charged under...

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Attacks on the Press in 2011

February 21, 2012 11:39 PM ET

Trade and the Internet are turning us into global citizens, but the news we need to ensure accountability is often stopped at national borders. China is ramping up censorship, Iran is jailing dozens of journalists, and Turkey is using...

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Regulating the Internet

February 21, 2012 11:36 PM ET

Legislation for Internet security can quickly turn into a weapon against the free press. Cybercrime laws are intended to extend existing penal codes to the online world, but they can easily be broadened to criminalize standard journalistic practices. By...

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Holding intermediaries liable for users' content

October 24, 2011 5:11 PM ET

Earlier this month, I spoke as an expert witness in the ongoing trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the editor of Thailand's Prachatai.com website, who is being criminally prosecuted under that country's Computer Crime Act and Lesé Majesté laws. The crime...

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Editor faces anti-royal charges in Thailand

July 28, 2011 2:12 PM ET

Bangkok, July 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by the anti-royal charges filed against Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a political activist and former editor-in-chief of the Voice of Taksin and Red Power partisan newsmagazines....

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Amid a crackdown, editor detained in Thailand

May 3, 2011 4:00 PM ET

Bangkok, May 3, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest and detention on lese majeste charges of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a political activist and editor-in-chief of the Thailand-based Voice of Taksin and Red Power news magazines. ...

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Thai officials close 13 radio stations, detain staff

April 27, 2011 3:18 PM ET

Bangkok, April 27, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the closure by government authorities of at least 13 community radio stations in Thailand and calls on the government to cease its campaign of harassment against opposition-aligned media immediately....

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