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Reporters 'Prepared for prison' in navy defamation lawsuit

Buoyed by UN backing for their plight, two Phuket journalists vow to stand up and fight for the principle of media freedom

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Even with the clout of the UN on his side, Phuket-based journalist Alan Morison says he would rather go to prison in defence of media freedom than flee the country as he battles a defamation suit launched by the Royal Thai Navy. 

PLUCKY PAIR: Phuketwan editor Alan Morison and journalist Chutima Sidasathian.

Morison and Chutima Sidasathian, both journalists at the online news outlet Phuketwan, were charged on Christmas eve with criminal libel and breaching the Computer Crimes Act (CCA) for an article published on July 17.

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