Thai On-Line Crusader Fights Silent Battle

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: Thai On-Line Crusader Fights Silent Battle - IPS, May 3, 2004
...'Prachatai' was born out of the frustration Somkiat and a few like-minded journalists felt about the emerging pro-establishment bias in the Thai language media...
On Nov. 15, 'Prachatai' posted an account on its webpage that exposed the spin the government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was giving to explain the manner in which the 78 Muslims died. The premier told the press that the deaths happened because the detainees were weak and exhausted since the incident took place during the Islamic month of Ramadan...
It was an act of courage, since the Thaksin administration banned the distribution of any video compact discs with the footage of the Thai police and army using excessive force to quell the demonstrators...
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