2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: Thailand and ASEAN

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: DASHED HOPES AFTER SPRING

“The Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders does not take direct account of the kind of political system but it is clear that democracies provide better protection for the freedom to produce and circulate accurate news and information than countries where human rights are flouted,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “In dictatorships, news providers and their families are exposed to ruthless reprisals, while in democracies news providers have to cope with the media’s economic crises and conflicts of interest. While their situation is not always comparable, we should pay tribute to all those who resist pressure whether it is aggressively focused or diffuse.”

There is an improvement of Thailand’s ranking. In 2013 Thailand’s 135, while 2011-2012 it was at 137. It comes to no surprise that in 2010, when Abhisit was the Prime Minister, that the country’s rank was at 153. Now in ASEAN, Thailand is at second place.

How ASEAN fared:

  1. Brunei – 122
  2. Thailand – 135
  3. Indonesia – 139
  4. Cambodia – 143
  5. Malaysia – 145
  6. Philippines – 147
  7. Singapore – 149
  8. Myanmar – 151
  9. Lao – 168
  10. Vietnam – 172

 

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