Press Freedom caught in the PDRC mob trap

FCCT POSITION ON MEDIA INTIMIDATION The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand is a journalists’ club which has a policy of strict neutrality in any political conflict. However, the club’s professional membership will speak out when the principles of freedom of expression and media freedom are threatened. In this light, the professional membership of the FCCT […]

Ex-Democrat MP orders Thai mob to attack Nick Nostitz

Violence against journalists is an attack on accountability. That was what happened today. A German freelance journalist was attacked by the Democrat-led mob in Bangkok. Recommended Read: CNN iReport news. Democrat MP, Chumpon Junsai (Suthep’s close aide), announced on stage that Nick Nostitz is “Reds journalist” & urged crowd to kick him out — Sunai […]

Preah Vihear: Commitment towards responsible reporting

The Union Media of Asian (UMA) hosted a meeting in Sa Kaew’s Arunyaprathet district between press members of Thailand and Cambodia in a bid to ensure objective and transparent reporting of the upcoming verdict regarding Preah Vihear. Press members have reached a consensus that the coverage of the November 11 ruling will be focused on […]

Cambodia spokesman blast Thai newspaper for bias-reporting and lies [UPDATED]

Cambodia is angry. Not with the Thai people or the Government but with a Bangkok-based national English newspaper “The Nation” that is controlled by the Democrat Party, cronies and the Opposition Head. The Cambodian Government Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Koy Kuong said: The Nation has shot itself right in the foot… Full letter: The Nation 10-09-2013 Its […]

Yingluck Leadership in Question?

The minority political opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has tried to cast doubts about her capacity as premier and her ability to manage her Government. The 45 year old Prime Minister has achieved many of her 16-pointer campaign promises during the national election of 2011. So it is expected that the Democrat Party and foreign […]

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 […]

Thailand Flood Monitoring System and Gossipmonger

I was very impressed when I saw the high level of commitment to monitor, respond, intervene and evaluate the flood situation and impact. I have grown disillusioned with the local Thai press. There is too much gossips and hatred shown by chin-wagging Thais. Sad to say. But a fact. The Thai community is some places […]

Media Spin by the Fraternity of Lies

All Thais would agree that their mainstream media sways to the tunes of politicians and the gossip hungry society. Never leave out the corporations and businessmen who controls the writers,editors and journalists. Many reporters are only eager for exaggerated news and fulfilling the demands of their pay-masters. 1. How accountable is the media? Or have […]