SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HACKS!
|(Picture LANA WILLOCKS)|
Alan and Chutima have led the field and have been consistently leagues ahead of the other media in their investigations of what happens to the Rohingya from Burma who are landed on Thailand’s shores. So this action is galling.
Alan has put up a spirited defence and it seems quite clear the Royal Thai Navy should not be in a battle with the intrepid duo.
But the use of the Computer Crime Act, as readers of this website will have already gathered, to attack journalists is getting more and more common. In most countries even libel is only a civil offence. Here the Thai authorities have made the game even worse. The land of the free?
|Rohngya -Royal Thai Navy picture|
So we should all support journalists who are doing a difficult job here under laws which best suit a totalitarian state.