November 13, 2014

Talking about Thailand

By Mackenzie Weinger If the event on Wednesday 12 November had taken place in Thailand instead of at the Frontline Club in London, members of the Thailand: A Kingdom in Crisis panel could have been jailed. That’s because panellists broke the Thai lèse majesté law — the crime of violating majesty — by discussing the […]

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 7:00 PM

Thailand: A Kingdom in Crisis

In May 2014, Thailand underwent its 12th successful military coup since the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in 1932. This time, there has been no promise of a quick return to civilian rule; a spokesperson for the National Council of Peace and Order has stated that in Thailand’s current situation, normal democratic principles cannot be applied. We will be joined by a panel of experts to examine the root causes of Thailand’s ongoing political crisis and what actions, if any, can be taken to resolve it.

August 25, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 29 August – 4 September

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 29 August to Sunday, 4 September from ForesightNews By Allan Williams Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has until Monday to appeal against his extradition to Panama. The 77-year-old is currently serving a prison sentence in France after being convicted of money laundering in July 2010. On Tuesday […]

February 24, 2009

The Kenji Nagai Award

The Kenji Nagai Award for Journalism was announced at the Burma Media Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand this week. The Burma Media Association created the award to honour the Japanese video journalist who was killed on the streets of Rangoon by a Burmese soldier during the saffron revolution of September, 2007. The inaugral award goes […]

November 25, 2008

One night in Bangkok

Interesting time to be in transit at Bangkok International airport (Suvarnabhumi) via BreakingNewsOn the Twitter channel of The Breaking News Wire confirmed on AFP UPDATE: Looks like the airport is shutdown now.

August 21, 2008

Thai Rath reporter Charlee Boonsawat killed

Two bombs exploded in the the southern Thai town of Sungai Kolok today. Charlee Boonsawat, a reporter on the Thai Rath newspaper, was among the dead. The first bomb, which caused minimal damage, is believed to have been planted on a motorcycle. The second bomb exploded as onlookers, police and journalists attended the scene of […]