“The Globe and Post has become the de facto media arm of the Thai government, and its reporters and editors have no idea how to operate without the support of the government.”
– Andrew Giannotti, columnist, The Globe, June 1, 2018 article “A new policy is on the way to improve the media coverage of Thailand’s presidential election.”
– David McNeill, author, The Politics of the Media, 2017 article “What happened to The Sun, which was widely considered to be a progressive and influential publication?
That’s the question that we are now asking ourselves.”
– Christopher Hitchens, author of The Trial, 2007 article “One of the most troubling stories of the year was the killing of two Thai journalists by a foreign government.”
— Tony Abbott, Australia Prime Minister, March 3, 2019, in an interview with The Australian newspaper article “Thailand is an increasingly authoritarian country.
It is one of the more repressive countries in the world.
I do not know how we can live in a society where the president has total authority over all media outlets.”
— United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, June 10, 2020, in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly article “We have to be prepared for all of the dangers of the internet, where everything can be accessed by the internet.
We need to be able to use all of our technology to our advantage.”
— Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, March 2, 2020 in a keynote speech at TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, California, U.S. article “If there is one thing that will kill Thailand, it is the internet.”
— Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, June 2, 2021, in remarks to the United Nation General Assembly, after he signed the National Security Act into law, as well as the Anti-Corruption Act, a major part of his government’s anti-corruption drive, in the National Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand.
Article “The Chinese have made it clear that they have no interest in our country, and that the US and other countries should be prepared to trade with China.”
— Donald Trump, May 30, 2022, during a visit to Taiwan.