Attack on a Matichon staffer

4 04 2010

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance, via Prachatai, has reported that in the early hours of Sunday, 4 April 2010, the car of a Matichon/มติชน staffer was bombed and set on fire. The owner of the car, Lertrob Chueaman, was not in the car at the time and no one was injured.

The Thai Journalists Association (TJA) has expressed concern, with the TJA president Veerasak Pong-aksorn commenting that “I see that the number of threats against the media organizations has worriedly increased. Although no attacker could be identified but it is understandable that these incidents are the works of groups who benefit from the use of violence. Society should condemn those who are responsible for such violence.”

PPT joins the TJA in expressing concern — and calls, as always, for the protection of speech in Thailand and beyond.

Read the entire report here: “Car of daily’s employee set ablaze in Bangkok; spike in violence against journalists in Thailand feared”


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