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Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

THAILAND

Thai bookseller given jail term for royal defamation

BANGKOK, THAILAND: A Thai man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under the country's notorious lese majeste law...

24 Apr 2015

THAILAND

Thai junta chief defends controversial cyber law plans

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Thailand's junta chief has defended proposals for a cyber law that critics say will grant the government unprecedented surveillance powers with little judicial oversight...

29 Jan 2015

THAILAND

UN urges Thailand to drop charges against website

BANGKOK, THAILAND: The United Nations has urged Thailand to drop defamation charges against two Australian and Thai journalists for a report alleging military involvement in people smuggling, warning of a "chilling effect" on press freedom.

30 Dec 2013

THAILAND

WAN-IFRA releases Global Press Freedom Report

BANGKOK, THAILAND: At least 15 reporters and other media professionals have been killed in Syria in the past 12 months, as the safety of journalists continues to be of major concern in conflict zones and elsewhere, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers reported on Wednesday in its Global Press Freedom Report.

5 Jun 2013

THAILAND

2013 Golden Pen of Freedom Awarded to Than Htut Aung of Myanmar

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Than Htut Aung, Chairman and CEO of Eleven Media Group in Myanmar, known for its audacious defiance of official censorship and dedication to democratic freedoms, has been awarded the 2013 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

4 Jun 2013