Thai press freedom plummets further

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Thai press freedom plummets further

Post by buksida » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:45 pm

Thailand has plunged deeper when it comes to press freedom this past year, a report published Wednesday said.

Paris-based organization Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, Ranked Thailand 142 out of 180 countries around the world in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, a decrease of six ranks in comparison to last year.

RSF attributed this to the military junta’s role in keeping permanent surveillance on journalists and detaining some arbitrarily. Junta spokesman Col. Winthai Suvari was not available for comment on the ranking as of press time Thursday.

Thailand fell from 136th to 142th position, with next year potentially seeing a further drop if the proposed media-reform bill – which includes a criminal penalty of three years of imprisonment and a 60,000 baht fine – receives hands of support from the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly. The assembly is believed to deliberate on the matter as soon as early next month.

Source: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/ ... -rsf-says/

Report: https://rsf.org/en/thailand
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Post by Spitfire » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:47 pm

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Re: Thai press freedom plummets further

Post by oakdale160 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:46 am

thats ironic, a post about censorship, censored

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Not by Admin or Moderators though.
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