In Thailand, former Melbourne journalist Alan Morison and colleague Chutima Sidasathian are being sued by the Royal Thai Navy for republishing a single Reuters paragraph.
They face up to seven years' jail on criminal defamation charges. It's a case that has implications for everyone who republishes copy online or who resends emails or tweets.
Hear Chutima (Oi) Sidasathian explain how coverage of the stateless Rohingya boatpeople led to Thailand's military might taking two-person news site Phuketwan.com to court.
Chutima and Morison shared the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting and a second Award for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting in 2010 for their coverage of the plight of the Rohingya.
When: Apr 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM until 2.00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Hotel 263 William Street, Melbourne
Cost: $30 members $40 non-members
How will we know how you get on tomorrow if you're locked up in Phuket prison?
Posted by gee on April 16, 2014 19:05
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