Red Power magazine
29 Oct 2010
After nearly two months of silence, the hard-hitting anti-government Red Power magazine is back in print, though its editor Somyos Prueksakasemsuk is having a hard time moving 30,000 copies of the latest edition from Cambodia into Thailand due to alleged border blockade by the authorities.
17 Sep 2010
On 15 Sept, Somyos Phreuksakasemsuk lodged a complaint with Amara Pongsapit, Chair of the National Human Rights Commission, and Parinya Sirisarakarn, a Human Rights Commissioner, asking the agency to look into the government order for the police to search Golden Power Co, which was hired to print the Red Power magazine, and to halt the printing of the magazine on its 11 printing presses. The Provincial Industry Authority pressed charges against the company for violating the factory law, and police also searched K K Publishing Co, distributor of the magazine, and ordered it to stop dis
13 Sep 2010
Editor condemns the government’s threat to close down his magazine, and vows to continue publication in Chiang Mai instead.
10 Sep 2010
In a sign of continued resistance, red-shirt print media is starting to lift its head again, with at least four publications now available in some parts of Bangkok and beyond. However, the government appears determined to suppress them, or at least stifle the most vocal ones. At press time yesterday, Red Power magazine editor Somyos Phrueksakasemsuk had reportedly gone into hiding. Somyos' colleague Sriatsara Titali told this writer yesterday that the editor was scheduled to speak at a symposium on the future of the media on Wednesday afternoon in Lat Phrao.
10 Sep 2010
The Nonthaburi Provincial Governor led police to seize copies of Red Power magazine and halt the printing presses of a company hired to print the magazine.