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Opinion: Blinded By ISIS

Shlomo Ben-Ami
Project Syndicate

MADRID – The general consensus emerging since last month’s carnage in Paris seems to be that the Islamic State, or ISIS, can be defeated only by a ground invasion of its “state.” This is a delusion.

Unite to Defend Press Freedom Before It’s Too Late

Less than 12 hours after the suspension order of Voice TV for seven days for alleged biased reporting and causing divisions in society came into effect, I ran into one of its reporters by chance.
PM Prayuth Chan-ocha responds to Sereepisut's criticism in Parliament on July 25, 2019.

Prayuth’s Meltdown and the Semi-Democratic Transition

Parliament’s two-day debate on the new government’s core policies was a test of ex-dictator Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s commitment to a semi-democratic transition. But Prayuth...

Editorial 29 October 2013 : Truth and Amnesty

The stream against the Draft ‘Amnesty-for-all’ bill seems to have become stronger and stronger, not only among Thai people, but also foreigners, as the...

Ship Shape: Frenchman Refits Rice Barge Into Floating Stage

On a hot Monday afternoon inside a giant warehouse in the northern outskirts of Bangkok, workers were hammering metal beams onto the top deck of what looked like a steampunk Noah's Arc.

Junta Thanks Compliant Thai Media With Gift – a Muzzle

After nearly three years of serving as unpaid junta apologists, many Thai media outlets this week had a very rude awakening. The junta’s appointed National Reform Steering Assembly wants every media professional – journalist, TV host, radio voice – to have to earn a license. They also want top bureaucrats to sit on a national media council for further regulations, or restrictions, depending on one’s point of view.

Myanmar Propaganda? Army Takes Media on Reporting Trip

KYAR GAUNG TAUNG, Myanmar — Myanmar's military has a big public relations problem: It stands accused of committing genocide.

Opinion: Why Hasn’t the Greta Thunberg Effect Hit Thailand?

Why do some people feel so threatened by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg?
Suthep Thaugsuban sheds tears June 3 at a Power of Thai People’s Nation Party assembly.

Wingnuts From the Right? Lefty Loonies? All Welcome in the Game of Votes

Say what you will about the ultra-conservative, ultra-royalist and ultra-nationalist Action Coalition for Thailand, but it’s a sign that something is on the right track.

Give it a Rest, Toon!

Rocker-turned-philanthropic fund raiser Toon Bodyslam will finally arrive in Bangkok on foot tomorrow, Sunday, after a month of running.

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