10 Years Ago: Losing the right to criticize a company owned by Thaksin

Thaksin company courts controversy
…Thai and foreign media and human rights groups were astounded by such demands, since it was an unparalleled amount being made here by a business giant that had earned a net profit of 9.7 billion baht (242.5 million dollars) the year the libel charges were made…

Today: Thai Defamation Case Seen as Media Freedom Litmus Test
In Thailand, a criminal defamation case brought by the Royal Thai Navy against an Australian publisher and a Thai reporter is again highlighting the military government’s clampdown on the news media…

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