FREE PRESS DAY
Internet usage is increasing and allowing people more access to information and possibilities for expression in every country of Southeast Asia. Traditional media has not always played this role, often remaining controlled and sometimes censored.
A file photo shows an independent writer, with his face masked and hands tied, sporting a statement supporting the fight against threats to the media, outside the Thai Journalists Association office. SOMCHAI LAOPAISARNTAKSIN
As people search for more relevant and "freer" information, the internet's significance as a platform for alternative news and perspectives is surging, while the distinction between bloggers and journalists is also blurring.
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