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Latest media bill labelled 'death blow' to media freedom

Post by buksida » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:54 am

THAILAND’S National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) will make a decision today on a controversial media regulation bill that has been criticised by local media as being a form of state control.

Thirty media organisations in Thailand came together to express their concern against the impending bill that they say could curtail press freedom further in a country that already struggles with extreme censorship.

The collection of media organisations, which included The National Union of Journalists of Thailand (NUJT) and Thai Journalists Association (TJA), were joined by the International Federation of Journalists and the South East Asia Journalist Unions on Tuesday in their denunciation of the bill that they say is not based on principles of free press.

The junta-appointed NRSA media reform panel insisted on pushing through the controversial media regulation bill on Monday despite the calls from media groups to scrap it.

It is being presented once again to the NRSA today for further deliberations. If endorsed, the draft will be forwarded to parliament for final approval.

Full Story: https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/02/ ... a-freedom/
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Re: Latest media bill labelled 'death blow' to media freedom

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:11 am

no response to this posting, why? I suspect it is because it is a yawner, no surprise to anybody.No outrage, expats get their news from out-of -thai sources

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Post by prcscct » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:29 am

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Post by RCer » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:23 am

Looks like they have paid attention to the media circus in the US.

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Post by buksida » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:07 am

Most people these days get their news from Farcebook so a media clampdown in Thailand is pointless unless they want to censor that as well.
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Post by hhinner » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:44 pm

^^ They already tried shutting it off, but the"technical hitch" didn't go down so well.

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Post by buksida » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:37 pm

Are You Qualified to Practice Journalism in Juntaland?
After the righteous Media Reform Bill was passed in 2017 to guarantee press freedoms, abuses by scribes unsympathetic with the selfless efforts of their rightful and selfless government became a thing of the past.

With a sudden hiring spree at newly understaffed media outlets for nation-minded professionals to share the correct understanding of things, the National Media Reform Council this day made public its certification exam for prospective journalist-patriots.

Being a bona fide and legal journalist depends upon answering these 10 questions correctly. (Some questions may have more than one correct answer!)

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/opinion/2 ... juntaland/

:lach: This country cracks me up ...
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Post by J.J.B. » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:34 pm

Stephen Adler, Editor-in-Chief at Reuters, recently wrote a blog post about how his team had to cope with reporting in the new Trump era. One excerpt is:

I am perpetually proud of our work in places such as Turkey, the Philippines, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, and Russia, nations in which we sometimes encounter some combination of censorship, legal prosecution, visa denials, and even physical threats to our journalists.

It saddens me to see Thailand included alongside these other countries. I feel alarm, however, that the new US administration is now being compared with them in reference to reporting news from the White House.
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