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25 Nov 2022
The Civil Court has agreed to summon police representatives to testify on the crackdown on the 18 November anti-government protest, which left at least 4 reporters injured.
24 Nov 2022
On the same day various leaders from Asia-Pacific nations mingled at a shiny convention center in Bangkok, photographer Chalinee Thirasupa was among a huddle of journalists taking photos of a phalanx of riot police close to Democracy Monument. A glass bottle was suddenly hurled toward her face.
22 Nov 2022
An online news agency is filing a fresh court challenge aimed at reining in the police’s documented aggression against members of the press.  The 18 November crackdown on anti-government demonstrators saw a reporter on the ground being beaten and a bottle hurled at a photographer’s face from the direction of the police.
21 Nov 2022
On Friday (18 November), several reporters were injured and a citizen journalist was assaulted and arrested during a violent dispersal of a protest march that was heading towards the APEC meeting at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC).
7 Nov 2022
A letter has been issued by the crowd control police stating that the shooting of rubber bullets to disperse a protest in March 2021, when Prachatai journalist Sarayut Tangprasert was injured, was in line with the law and guidelines on the use of force.
12 Oct 2022
Although citizen journalists are actively contributing to media information flows in Thailand, their role here remains a matter of debate between traditional media professional and advocates of citizen media
10 Aug 2022
The Supreme Court has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against former Voice TV reporter Suchanee Cloitre filed by the Thammakaset Company on the grounds that her report was criticism made in good faith.
21 Jul 2022
A citizen journalist has been charged with contempt of court for live streaming from the South Bangkok Criminal Court after lawyers filed the 7th bail request for monarchy reform activists Nutthanit and Netiporn.
20 Jul 2022
Following the release of a police watchlist containing names of reporters, activists and citizen journalists covering pro-democracy protests, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Thai authorities to safeguard the safety and security of all working journalists and citizen journalists.
14 Jul 2022
A list of activists and reporters being monitored by the police has been released, and it includes a Prachatai multimedia reporter and several other citizen journalists.
24 May 2022
Sorcery and religious rites that are deeply imbedded in Thai society have been in the spotlight as mainstream media outlets have joined hands with vigilantes to expose monastic malpractice and cults. Calls for professionalism that have long been overshadowed by competition for audiences have been sounded again.
3 May 2022
We need to value and support the critical work of journalists countering the mis- and disinformation flooding our communications channels, especially during crises, conflicts, and elections. The good news is that when the media and civil society work together, they create a better information climate - and a healthier civic space - for us all.

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