Analysing the direction of Thai press freedom on World Press Freedom Day

Reporters wait for the general election results in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director of Asia Centre, was interviewed about the state of press freedom in Thailand and Southeast Asia in an article ‘Analysing the Direction of Thai Press Freedom on World Press Freedom Day’ by VOA Thai published on 3 May 2022. Dr. Gomez said the regional trend of governments using laws related to defamation, ‘fake news’, Single Internet Gateway, media ethics – which collectively results in the media self-censoring on critical issues – is similarly being played out in Thailand.

Read the full article (in Thai) here.