No, Stephff! They‘re afraid of a cartoon!


From Thairath, February 6, 2016
Title: Just a cartoonist?
On the paper: Request to extend visa, work permit, press card
On sleeve: Department of Foreign Affairs
Mouse: They’re afraid of a cartoon.

[Refers to longtime cartoonist for the Nation newspaper Stephane ‘Stephff’ Peray who was denied his media visa, work permit and press card.
This led to much speculation whether this was related to negative portrays of PM Prayuth in Stephff’s cartoons–particularly one pointing out that Prayuth is a dictator. The Department of Foreign Affairs responded that this was a new regulation cracking down on freelance journalists.]

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