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A PROBLEM WITH THE TRUTH? THAILAND’S BROKEN PROMISES

In Andy Hall, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond5 Comments

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: ‘SHOCKINGLY INADEQUATE VICTIM PROTECTION, WEAK ENFORCEMENT, ENDEMIC CORRUPTION!’ Despite claims by the Thai military government that it had taken sufficient steps to have the country removed from the United States ‘Tier 3’ list of worst offenders in the world for human trafficking – the country has done absolutely nothing to improve its reputation in the fishing industry, it …

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ANDY HALL IN SHOTGUN VICTORY OVER BURMESE MIGRANT LABOUR REPORT

In Alan Morison, Andy Hall, Natural Fruit, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond3 Comments

FIRST BARREL DISCHARGED ON PLAINTIFF’S FOOT (Flying Sporran Comment) British Migrant Workers Right’s Campaigner Andy Hall was today acquitted of libel by a Thai court – delivering a blow to Thailand’s foot-shooting propensity for allowing victims of bad news to shoot the messengers. Twitter Pic – Jonathan Head And while the messengers have been in the main foreign journalists, or …

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PAGE ONE COMMENT: JOURNALISTS BEHIND BARS IN THAILAND

In Alan Morison, Chutima Sidasathian, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond7 Comments

Two fine journalists spent an unnecessary five hours behind bars today after being charged with defaming the Royal Thai Navy. Alan Morison, 66, Australian and Chutima Sidasathian,33, Thai of Phuketwan were held in custody in the cell below the court in Phuket, while court officials sorted out bail. They chose to be treated like any other prisoner. It was a …

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THE ROHINGYAS – REUTERS AND PHUKETWAN – A FCCT STATEMENT

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The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) congratulates Thomson Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R. C. Marshall on a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting on the plight of Rohingya people.  The award recognizes a series of articles that are in the best tradition of journalism, and which expose the systematic abuse of Rohingyas in Myanmar …

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REUTERS IN ROW OVER ROHINGYA PULITZER PRIZE – STAFF DRINK CHAMPAGNE WHILE RESEARCHERS SURRENDER

In Alan Morison, Jason Szep, Phuketwan, Rohingya, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond2 Comments

REUTERS ‘PLEASE PICK UP YOUR PHONES!’ – SAY JOURNALISTS ‘GOING TO JAIL’- Reuters PR picture – Jason celebrates with champagne Reuter’s news agency was attacked today for celebrating a Pulitzer Prize in champagne while two journalists who provided critical assistance on their story face jail. Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall were commended for their ‘courageous reporting’ over …

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ANDREW DRUMMOND IS ‘IRREPLACEABLE’ – REPORT

In Andrew Drummond, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond12 Comments

‘IF ANDREW DRUMMOND IS FORCED TO LEAVE THAILAND CROOKS WILL BE FREE AND WITHOUT SCRUTINY’ A report on the website Phuketwan today says British journalist ‘Andrew Drummond is irreplaceable’. And it adds that if he was forced to leave Thailand ‘the crooks will be free to continue their shakedowns and rip-offs, without scrutiny’. The report is a part of a …

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REGIONAL JOURNALISTS FACE JAIL FOR REUTERS REPORT WHILE AGENCY MAN TAKES A HIKE

In Alan Morison, Jason Szep, Phuketwan, Reuters, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond4 Comments

Next Monday Australian Alan Morison and Sidasathien will head to the prosecutor’s office in Phuket to see if the Royal Thai Navy libel and computer crime act case will go against them. If it does and they are required to pay bail they say they will refuse. It’s the biggest sledgehammer and nut case since Shin Corporation attempted to sue …

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A RECKLESS ATTEMPT TO CURTAIL JOURNALISTS’ REPORTING’ – HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

In Alan Morison, Chutima Sidasathian, Computer Crime Act, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond5 Comments

(New York) – A Thai navy lawsuit against journalists reporting on official involvement in trafficking will curtail reporting on rights violations in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today.  On December 16, 2013, the Thai Navy filed criminal defamation and computer crime charges against journalists for a story about abuses against ethnic Rohingya migrants in Thailand. The charges centered on a …