NOTE TO READERS: News Coverage Under Military Coup

Soldier standing guard at Channel 11 in Chiang Mai Province, 20 May 2014.

From the Editors

[UPDATED: The military launched a coup on Thursday. The martial law is still in place.]

Under martial law, the military is now authorized to censor the media as it sees fit. So far, the military has used this power to shut down the operation of at least fourteen news outlets. It has also warned all members of the press not to publish any material that could “incite unrest.”


We would like to clarify to our readers that these developments have not affected the impartiality of Khaosod English. We have not been forcibly censored or felt the need to exercise self-censorship at this time.


However, if circumstances arise that do require us to censor our material, we will notify our readers by posting a disclaimer at the beginning of any censored article. This way, our readers will not need to question the impartiality of our reporting.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via email: [email protected]