27 Apr 2020
The leading Thai cable TV company True has published a job ad looking for someone to monitor and censor content related to Article 112 ‘of the Thai constitution’, an apparently mistaken reference to the lèse majesté law or Article 112 the Criminal Code. a screengrabbed part of the job-ad by True Corporation pcl.
13 Mar 2019
Al Jazeera’s and the BBC's news broadcast on True Visions cable TV momentarily stopped on 7 and 8 March. It is currently not confirmed which story was cut.
24 Feb 2017
A well-known British correspondent with the BBC could face up to five years imprisonment for reporting on a fraud case on the famous resort island of Phuket. On 23 February 2017, the Provincial Court of Phuket held a deposition hearing on a criminal defamation case against Jonathan Head, the BBC’s Southeast Asia correspondent. He is also charged under Article 14 of the 2007 Computer Crime Act. The British journalist faces charges for a report about two foreign retirees who alleged that they were scammed out of their properties in Phuket by Thai women they married.
8 Dec 2016
Thailand saw its first lèse majesté case under King Rama X, only two days after the king’s accession. Experts argue that this case is different from cases that occurred under King Rama IX.
9 Jul 2014
The BBC will re-open its Thai-language service for three months to provide alternative news after local media have been censored by the junta, according to the Telegraph. The Telegraph reported on Wednesday that the operation will start this Thursday and will available only on a digital platform. “The BBC Thai initiative is a three-month experiment in how to respon
25 Dec 2008
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ongoing legal harassment of BBC correspondent Jonathan Head. Police Lt. Col. Wattanasak Mungkandee filed a third criminal complaint this year against Head on December 23, alleging he had insulted the Thai monarchy in his reporting.
20 Apr 2008
On April 18, Pol Lt Col Wattanasak Mungkitjakarndee presented further documents to the Police Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to corroborate the lèse majesté allegations he had previously made against BBC's Asia-Pacific correspondent Jonathan Head, and said that he believed there was a conspiracy.
12 Apr 2008
10 April 2008 –Associated Press reported progress in the case of Jonathan Head, BBC’s Asia-Pacific reporter who has been charged with lèse majesté under article 112 of the Criminal Code. The charge arises from his role as moderator of a seminar entitled “Coup, Capital and Crown” at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) on 13 December 2007. A representative of the international news broadcasting company said it is aware of the case and will find a solution as soon as possible.