The Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights have launched statements demanding the Myanmar Government unconditionally release the two Reuters journalists.
LINE Corporation has banned cartoon stickers that lampoons the Thai royal family and issued an apology for its lack of “cultural sensitivity”. Meanwhile, the Thai police are searching for the stickers’ creators. The sticker set, created by Anna Laurent, believed to be a pseudonym, was removed from the application before 4 am on Thursday. The set is composed of 40 cartoon images, involving six main characters -- a father, a mother and their four grown-up children. A description of the set read ‘A happy family wants to share its emotions with the world . .
Phuket police have issued summonses for Reuters and two Reuters reporters, one of whom is a member of the team which won Pulitzer, to hear charges with respect to a story which accused the Thai Navy of involvement in human trafficking of ethnic Rohingya refugees. The content was similar to that which was previously used to bring charges against Phuketwan journalists, according to Phuketwan.
Interview with the Phuketwan journalists who face charges for reporting the trafficking of Rohingya refugees