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“Really good journalism is about changing what’s wrong with the world.”

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9 Mar 2016

In 2015, journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian from the small news website Phuketwan faced the powerful Royal Thai Navy in court – and won. We caught up with them six months on.

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Phuketwan Editor Considers the Verdict on Rohingya Abuses and Media Freedom

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3 Jul 2015

The editor and a journalist for Thai news website Phuketwan, Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian, are about to go on trial for defamation in relation to a quote in an article on the trafficking of Rohingya refugees. As the trial date draws closer, Alan Morison describes the impact of the case on Phuketwan and press freedom.

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Phuketwan's journalists acquitted of defaming Thai Navy

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7 Sep 2015

Phuketwan's journalists avoid 7 years of jail after being acquitted of defaming the Thai Navy, a great "victory for media freedom, for Thai justice and for Thailand".

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Protecting freedom of speech in Thailand

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4 Jul 2013

An increasing number of journalists and activists are being imprisoned under the strict lese-majeste law, which makes criticising the monarchy a criminal offence. MLDI is supporting the case of Somyot Preuksakasemsuk who has been denied bail 15 times.

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Every little litigation helps

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3 Jun 2009

During 2007 and early 2008 several journalists in Thailand expressed alarm at the rapid expansion in the country of Tesco-Lotus, a supermarket chain that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British firm Tesco

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