Public forum: Reflection for the Thai Media in the post-2010 political violence

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) will co-organise a half day forum entitled “Reflections for the Thai Media in the post-2010 political violence: A way forward” with the Thai Journalists Association and Isra Institute Thai Press Development Foundation. The forum is the second in a series of discussions on the role of media in conflict situation SEAPA and its local partners have organized since the end of political violence in May 2010.

The half day forum will take place on 16 May 2011 (Monday), between 8.30am and 1.00pm at the Kamolmart Room, 6th floor, Siam City Hotel, Bangkok

Sessions will discuss how prepared the media is to cope with future conflicts, the question of media ethics, state censorship and the impact of impunity on media freedom in the region. Panelists include Pattara Khampitak (editor, Post Today), Red Batario (Southeast Asia representative of International Safety Institute (INSI)), Time Chuastapanasiri (Research Manager, Media Monitor), Voravit Srianandharaksa (Editor, Daily News), Jakkrit Permpoon (Member of Ethic Committee, The Press Council of Thailand), representatives of the Thai Broadcast Journalist Association and Thai Netizens Network, Dr. Mana Thirayapiwat (lecturer, Faculty of Communication Arts, University of Thai Chamber of Commerce), Chavarong Limpattamapanee (President of Thai Journalists Association) and Sunai Phasuk (Consultant for Thailand, Human Rights Watch).

For more information and confirmation of your attendance, please send an email to or call (02) 243-5579.

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