มีเดีย อินไซด์ เอ้าท์ เชิญผู้สนใจร่วมงานสื่อสนทนาหัวข้อ
Thai media in times of political crisis/ สื่อไทยในช่วงวิกฤติการเมือง
Tuesday 17 December 2013/ วันอังคารที่ 17 ธันวาคม 2556
7:00pm – 9:00pm/ เวลา 19:00 น. – 21:00 น.
At Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand/ ณ สโมสรผู้สื่อข่าวต่างประเทศ
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building, Ploenchit Road/ ชั้นเพ้นท์เฮ้าส์ อาคารมณียา ถนนเพลินจิต
- ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์ พิรงรอง รามสูต รณะนันท์/ PIRONGRONG RAMASOOTA RANANAND
- ประวิตร โรจนพฤกษ์/ PRAVIT ROJANAPHRUK
- กายาทรี เวนกิทสวารัน/ GAYATHRY VENKITESWARAN
- พิภพ อุดมอิทธิพงศ์/ PIPOB UDOMITTIPONG
- สุเมธ สมคะเน/ SUMETH SOMKANAE
- ดำเนินรายการโดย นวลน้อย ธรรมเสถียร/ NAULNOI THAMMASATHIEN (Moderator)
Mounting years of political conflict in Thailand have brought increased criticism about the Thai media’s inability to provide objective, reliable and comprehensive coverage and analysis of critical events affecting the country.
As the main channel for information exchange in Thai society the media should be providing the public with the information it needs to take part in meaningful discourse toward finding solutions to the ongoing political conflicts. Instead, the media’s level of professionalism seems to deteriorate with each new chapter of street protests and changes in government often fueling as opposed to surprising the flames.
The public is now left the enormous task of sourcing and verifying information by themselves while sifting through an ongoing flow of misinformation and propaganda.
To shed light on this growing trend amidst the current crisis, and the steps that might be taken to reverse it, Media Inside Out Group (MIO) has assembled of panel of leading media professionals to take part in a panel discussion titled “Thai media in times of political crisis.”
Dr. PIRONGRONG RAMASOOTA RANANAND is assistant professor and head of the department of Journalism and Information, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She is also Director of the Media Policy Center, which is a collaborative project between the Faculty of Communication Arts and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of Thailand. She has actively participated in several advocacy endeavors related to media reform, including being commissioner in the reading of the country’s first Public Television law, and consistently organizing seminars about media policy and regulation.
Mr. PRAVIT ROJANAPHRUK is senior political reporter for The Nation. He has published a Thai-language book on Thai press freedom and his collected feature works have also been assembled into a book entitled 'Wishes and Lies: Feature Stories from Thailand' and translated into Japanese.
Ms. GAYATHRY VENKITESWARAN is executive director of the media rights organization, Southeast Asian Press Alliance. Before this, she was director of the Centre for Independent Journalism, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated towards advancing media freedom and people's access to information in Malaysia. She has worked as a journalist and has also taught journalism and media history in several Malaysian institutions of higher learning.
Mr. PIPOB UDOMITTIPONG is a Media Inside Out committee member and contributing MIO writer. Pipob has been monitoring the Thai media’s performances amidst this most recent political crisis, and employing social network to encourage discussion about the declining level of professionalism he has observed. Pipob is former editor of Pacarayasara, a fourth-monthly journal advocating alternative politics, human rights, education and environmentalism and a freelance translator and interpreter for various NGOs and intergovernmental organizations.
Mr. SUMETH SOMKANAE is member of Thai Journalists Association (TJA) Press Freedom Committee and president of National Union of Journalists Thailand . He is a reporter from Thai Rath covering political news. He has been covering political rallies in the past seven years.
Ms. NAULNOI THAMMASATHIEN (Moderator) is among Thailand’s most senior broadcast journalist, especially in the areas of current affairs, politics and security both in Thailand (particularly the Deep South) and across Southeast Asia. Naulnoi is a former reporter and producer of the Thai-language service of BBC World Service radio in London and a co-founder of Media Inside Out Group.
Media Inside Out Group (MIO) is a media monitoring group formed in 2012 by a group of Thai media scholars, journalists, media practitioners and translators working for both mainstream and alternative media. The Group advances Thai media reform by arming the public with well-founded critical information on the media’s performance to inspire quality and constructive discussions that can fuel changes from within as well as improving media literacy among the public at large.
For more information, please call Ms. Punne of MIO 081 6299307, 086 366 1982, or email to [email protected]
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