Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

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A Thai policeman stands inside the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand on September 10, 2018, during a forum to discuss alleged human rights abuses by the military junta in Myanmar. The discussion was shut down by the Thai authorities. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)

Thai authorities shut down foreign press club event on Myanmar

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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In this October 2, 2016, file photo, a small bronze plaque commemorating Thailand's 1932 revolution rests in the pavement of the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand. In early April, the plaque was mysteriously removed by parties unknown and substituted with one praising the Chakri Dynasty, whose 10th king took the throne in December 2016. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand accepted a police request that it cancel a panel discussion on the removal of the plaque commemorating the end the country's absolute monarchy in 1932. (AP Photo/Apichart Khunnawatbandit)

Thailand bans foreign correspondents club event, citing ‘national security’

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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Thai junta bans FCCT event on lese majeste law

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 an FCCT event that was scheduled to discuss the country’s declining human rights situation.

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