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Study in the UK for a career in the thriving creative industries

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014 12:28PM UTC Comments Off Pic: Arts students at Falmouth University

The creative industries in the UK are often said to be the most resilient of all. Not only did they survive the economic downturn, they thrived during those years. This may come as a surprise in an economy where we assume that cutbacks will affect what are often considered the less essential trades first: arts,...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: Whistle blown on Abhisit’s spurious pleas for reform

By Thu, Jan 09, 2014 12:00PM UTC 1 Comment Thailand opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva seen during anti-government protests in November. Pic: AP.

This is part XXIV of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. Ever since deciding not to compete in the upcoming snap-elections on February 2 after a lot of meandering, the implosion of the opposition Democrat...

Siam Voices 2013 review – Part 5: What else happened in Thailand…?

By Tue, Dec 31, 2013 11:00AM UTC Comments Off Siam Voices 2013 review – Part 5: What else happened in Thailand…?

This is the final part of our Siam Voices 2013 year in review, as we look what else made headlines in Thailand in the past 12 months – including the strange, outrageous and ridiculous. You can read the previous parts here: Part 1: Politics - Part 2: Lèse Majesté & the media - Part 3: The Rohingya - Part 4: Education and...

Siam Voices 2013 review – Part 2: Lèse majesté and the media in the crossfire

By Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:00PM UTC Comments Off Somyot Pruksakasemsuk arrives in court in Bangkok Wednesday. Pic: AP.

Welcome to the second part of our Siam Voices 2013 year in review series. Today we highlight the state of freedom of speech, which is still endangered by the draconian lèse majesté law. We also take a look at the ongoing protests, where Thailand’s media itself became the story. As the current chaotic protests are dominating...

Thai navy sues journalists after reports on Rohingya trafficking

By Thu, Dec 19, 2013 10:15AM UTC Comments Off Rohingya migrants sit on a police van in southern Thailand. Pic: AP.

The Royal Thai Navy has filed defamation charges against international journalists for their reports on authorities being involved in human trafficking of ethnic Rohingya refugees. The move sends a chilling reminder to the media about the dismal state of press freedom in Thailand, the easy exploitation of flawed laws and how little outside inquiry Thailand's military tolerates....

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