Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bangkok Post's Editor Resigns Over Criticism of Thai Government, Citing Pressure From Paper's Board of Editors

Via the Guardian:  Umesh Pandey, who has been the editor of the Bangkok Post since 2016, says he has stepped down from that position under pressure from the Board of Editors because he will not "tone down" his criticism of the Thai government. The Guardian quotes him as saying, “When asked to tone down I did not budge and was blunt in letting those who make decisions know that I would rather lose my position than bow my head." The Guardian notes that many of the Bangkok Post's Board of Editors have close ties to the government.

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