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Ouch .. the freedom of the any hope of a honest free press in Thailand just got told it will have a lethal kick to the groin, starting as of March 21 this year. Under the new rules any negative news would be a violation of one's media visa terms.

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I wonder if Nick 'The Red" von Nostitz was the photographer whose application was denied after many years as a free lancer in Thailand. The journalists whinge about this but they are the only foreigners who can WPs as freelancers.

Everyone else has to have a proper job working for a Thai registered company that pays local taxes. Many of them moonlight doing other freelance work and just file a couple of stories a year to renew their WP and visa. The government is entitled to eliminate abuse and ensure that all are genuinely working as journalists working for a Thai or foreign government accredited news agency.

However, the censorship aspect of this, which is probably the main motivation for it, is out of order.

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