Documentary ‘The Wan Trial’ Goes Inside Thailand’s Latest Attack On The Press

Documentary ‘The Wan Trial’ Goes Inside Thailand’s Latest Attack On The Press – September 2, 2015
…In 2013, after republishing a Reuters story about Muslim Rohingya refugees in Thailand at the Thai news website Phuketwan, Morison, an editor at the website, and Sidasathian, a reporter there, were arrested and charged with criminal defamation and computer crimes. Press freedom in Thailand went into a significant decline in 2013, when a court ruling upheld a defamation law in the country, according to the nongovernmental organization Freedom House. The law allowed the state to crack down on dissent against the government and the military establishment…

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