Live at the Witch Trials

The SET Index fell by more than 1% again today but apparently that is all right – there are no malevolent (probably foreign) secret agents spreading rumours about Thailand today. However, the faithful boys in brown are about to arrest more people who certainly did spread rumours (well, according to these people anyway). It appears that they would quite like to close down the websites too but have to wait for the Ministry of Information Suppression Communication and Technology. By bizarre coincidence, one of those websites (the excellent has been critical of the current government on occasion.

According to Reporters sans Frontieres (Reporters without Borders): Thailand is ranked 130th out of 175 countries for press freedom.

2008: 124th

2007: 135th

2006: 122nd

2005: 107th

2004: 59th

2003: 82nd

2002: 65th

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JW has been one of the first contributors to this blog before he gave up on it all in April 2010, during a time when Thai society got more and more polarized about political matters because of red-shirt protesters.

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