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 […]

European Union hopes for democracy, peace in Thailand

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 […]

Troubled Times for Abhisit Vejjajiva

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 […]

Suranand Shouldn’t Entertain the Democrat’s Lie

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 […]

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 […]