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 […]
Former Prime Minister and disgraced Democrat Leader Abhisit Vejjajiva arrived at the Criminal Court to face charges in connection with the 2010 street protest crackdown. The charges brought forth accused Abhisit of conspiring to murder the protesters and civilians by ordering the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation to disperse the 2010 red-shirt protests, which […]
Global Forum on Media and Gender is being held in Bangkok from December 2-4 with participants from 80 countries representing various continents. It hopes to initiate processes that will promote ongoing actions and gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media. The event, being held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, is organized by […]
The European Union has come out to express the block’s concerns over the current political turmoil in Thailand. The EU delegation in Thailand issued a statement on December 2nd stating the EU was strongly committed to the principles of democratic governance, the rule of law and freedom of expression. The statement also said that it […]
Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ruled out an early election, following six days of protests aimed at removing her from office. She told the BBC the situation in Thailand was not calm enough for polls. She also said she would not authorise the use of force against protesters occupying government ministries. She was speaking after demonstrators […]
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 […]
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was featured in CNN’s Leading Women. A must-see segment to understand the profile of the first woman Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Thailand who works tirelessly for her people across the divide. People don’t expect you to play the politics. People expect you to run the country with the […]
Ju Mengjun, the director of China’s Xinhua News Agency, interviews Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House.
Commander-in-Chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha welcomed Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok. Check out my iReport and photos on CNN.
Yingluck Shinawatra had an unique audience at the premise of the Government House. The Surasakmontri School sent a band, dressed in purple, black and white uniforms, to play a few tunes to the Prime Minister of Thailand.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has emphasized the importance of raising awareness about the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) among Thai people and the media’s roles in presenting truthful information. In her statement at the recent 65th World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok, the Prime Minister put emphasis on promoting knowledge about the AEC from the grass roots […]
Yingluck Shinawatra, meeting members of the international press and media.
In early May, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) filed two more charges related to the vicious army crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators which resulted in almost 100 people dead. The charges are against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban. Abhisit and Suthep, then director of the Centre for the Resolution […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has made efforts to entice Japanese investors to support the Dawei deep-water port in Myanmar, during an interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK. She reiterated that the Dawei project will transform the Myanmar port town into a maritime hub and thriving industrial zone. Once the ASEAN Economic Community takes effect in 2015, […]
Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, launched a nationwide campaign in respect to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities. The Thai Government campaign an opportunity to address the needs of people with disabilities, by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society. Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s […]
18 Million Social Media Users in Thailand A very interesting article. A must-read. Extracts of the article: Our ZocialInc buddies in Bangkok always keep a close eye on Thailand’s social media scene. In their newest infographic report, the crew has found that the biggest social gainer in Thailand is Instagram, which has seen 163 percent growth in […]
Suranand Vejjajiva doesn’t have leave his position as the Secretary-General within the Prime Minister’s Office. He was accused by the Democrat Party of allegedly obstructing the USA Today interview with the Opposition leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva. The Democrat Party is demanding that one of the prime minister’s top strategists resign for allegedly trying to block a US […]
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Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, welcomed Mozambique‘s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Oldemiro Balói to the Government House in Bangkok.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will make a visit to Sri Lanka in August to participate in the culmination of Siam Upasampada celebrations. Before hand, in end-May the Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra will meet the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Source: Colombo Page