Protect media freedom civil liberties

Protect media freedom  civil liberties


From the case of police arresting a Prachatai reporter and a freelance photographer for reporting on activists spray-painting on the walls of Wat Phra Kaew in March 2023.
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Phakamon Noonanan, deputy spokesperson of the Progressive Party stated that he does not think that today we still have to question what kind of democratic society we live in. that the mass media present the facts Got sued to keep my mouth shut again and again.
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In the case that happened yesterday (12 February 2024), Natthaphon Meksophon, Prachatai reporter A police officer in plainclothes served an arrest warrant on charges of being an advocate of causing damage to an ancient monument by writing messages. Even though he was just doing his job as a media presenter of facts.
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Deposit to the government Please set your mind and focus. Silencing the media is a serious matter in a society that calls itself a democracy. As this government is a civilian government from the election Although the formation of the government is a result of cross-fertilization But you have the option to show it to the public. that this government is ready to protect people’s rights and freedoms Not cowardly with the truth like authoritarian governments are.
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Therefore, you still have a chance. Don’t let this matter be delayed. Hurry and shake off the tyrannical government. and then serve as the government of the people Protect the area of ​​rights and freedoms of society and do not let it shrink any further. Always realize that media freedom is people’s freedom. Protecting the rights and freedom of the media is to protect people’s rights and freedoms in receiving news Not to be blinded
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“But if you let this kind of thing happen again and again without thinking about fixing it, I’m really worried. that in the end the people will be inseparable How is the Settha government different from the Prayut government?”
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If in society there is no space for the media to protect their own rights Phakamon stated that on February 15th It will be discussed at the meeting of the Political Development Commission. mass communication and public participation To pass a resolution to invite the media and the government sector to talk at the next committee meeting on February 22, 2024.
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#Journalist arrested
Source: Progressive Party page

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