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15 December 2004 |

Radio journalist suspended

(SEAPA/IFEX) - A radio journalist has been suspended from an army radio station morning news programme in a move believed to have stemmed from his comments on sensitive political issues.
3 December 2004 |

Journalist held in contempt of court, acquitted of libel charges

(SEAPA/IFEX) - On 2 December 2004, a Thai court acquitted veteran columnist Prasong Soonsiri and three executives of a local daily of libelling court judges. The court said an article by Prasong, published on 28 August 2001, was at most improper and contemptuous of the judiciary, but that its contents were ultimately factual and of benefit to the public interest.
2 December 2004 |

Government's consideration of new security legislation could be pretext for controlling press, says SEAPA

(SEAPA/IFEX) - The following is a 1 December 2004 SEAPA statement:
1 December 2004 |

ARTICLE 19 analyses Thai defamation provisions

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is 29 November 2004 Article 19 press release:
25 November 2004 |

Media experts wary of government agency's offer to allow community radio stations to earn revenue from advertising

(SEAPA/IFEX) - Thai media reformers are wary of a government agency's offer to open the country's fledgling community radio operations to advertising, saying such a move would detract from the spirit and intent of community broadcasting, and, even more dangerous, create mechanisms by which small independent radio operations could be influenced by the state.
9 November 2004 |

Police pressure journalists to surrender video equipment

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is an IPI press release:
9 November 2004 |

SEAPA alarmed by government attempts to intimidate the media in the wake of violence in southern Thailand

(SEAPA/IFEX) - SEAPA is alarmed by reports that the Thai government is putting pressure on the country's media in line with efforts to control and sanitise news and information about violence in the province of Narathiwat, southern Thailand.
15 October 2004 |

Reforms needed on libel laws, say legal and media experts

(SEAPA/IFEX) - Legal and media experts in Thailand are sharing in concerns that the country's libel laws are being used by the powerful as weapons against critics and the press, and are no longer serving their intended purpose of protecting the reputations of individuals.
13 October 2004 |

Court pushes back Supinya trial to second half of 2005

(SEAPA/IFEX) - The start of a civil libel case that has Thai journalists anxious over the security of their sector has been pushed back to the second half of 2005.
30 September 2004 |

Media ownership trend compromising independence of the press, experts say

(SEAPA/IFEX) - Leading experts on media and communications in Thailand are raising concerns over a troubling trend in Thai media ownership that they say is clearly compromising the independence and freedom of the country's press.
20 September 2004 |

Membership selection process for independent broadcast regulator criticised

(SEAPA/IFEX) - Thai independent media advocates have decried a controversial decision by a national selection committee to call for a new selection round for membership in the country's first independent broadcast regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), based on a previous controversial list of candidates.
9 September 2004 |

Trial date set for criminal libel suit against media advocate

(SEAPA/IFEX) - Facing libel charges filed by a telecom conglomerate associated with the family of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, media campaigner Supinya Klangnarong has vowed to fight the charges "to the very end," saying her remarks about the telecom giant were made in good faith.
1 September 2004 |

Libel suit against prime minister's critics deepens assault on the press, says Human Rights Watch

(Human Rights Watch/IFEX) - The following is a Human Rights Watch press release:
24 August 2004 |

SEAPA alarmed by US$10 million libel suit against media advocate

(SEAPA/IFEX) - The following is a SEAPA press release:
12 July 2004 |

Journalist convicted of criminal libel

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 12 July 2004 CPJ letter to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra:
1 July 2004 |

ARTICLE 19 voices concern over criminal court's decision to accept jurisdiction for a criminal libel action

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a 24 June 2004 ARTICLE 19 letter to Boonklee Plangsiri, chief executive officer of Shin Corporation Public Company Limited:
23 June 2004 |

SEAPA alarmed by criminal court's decision to accept libel suit

(SEAPA/IFEX) - The following is a SEAPA press statement:
2 March 2004 |

IFJ concerned over recent incidents of political interference in independent media

(IFJ/IFEX) - In a 2 March 2004 letter to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, IFJ expressed great concern over recent events in Thailand involving political interference in independent media.
23 February 2004 |

"Bangkok Post" editor removed from his position

(TJA/IFEX) - The following is a 20 February 2004 news release by the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), of which TJA is a member:
21 January 2004 |

Soldiers exonerated in attempted slaying of newspaper publisher

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a CPJ press release:

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