Reporting on Violence and Emergencies:Regional Media Conference for East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific14 Oct 2011Manila
Panel 1: Reporting on violence and emergencies: opportunities and challenges
Pinpaka Ngamsom, News Editor, Prachatai.com (Thailand)"The roles of online media in Thailand's May 2010 crackdown: advantages and obstacles"
19 May: In front of UN office BKK
In This Clip, the Redshirts cursed Thai Media because they feel that the way Thai media representredshirt movement is unfair and blame that Thai mediaresponse to the worse situation on Thai politicalcrisisThis happened on 19 May, The crackdown of the redshirtsA night before 19 th I've heard from group of academics that they will go to the UN office to ask for anyaction from UN to protect people from the violence. So I went there in the morning of 19
and seearound 100 people there.I wear the Press ID Tag (Thai Journalist Association)with hope that I might get into the bld. in case thatUN officer comedown to receive the pledge.But this things is useless at all, I could not get inside the bld. besides were cursed by redshirts on behalf of Thai media because they can recognize my role from Press Tag
(will add more story about thisthing later)
Why should we attend on the redshirts movement and crackdown on May 2010
1 This crisis base on the debate about electoral democracy principle. Believe it or not!
becoz takin is eviland corrupt so we do not need to care the mechanism to step him down or we can wait for the nextelection)2 Base on electoral vote, the redshirt recognize themselves as majority to been violated their rights tovote.
ornobleand double standard practice)3 Many power players show up, establishment, justice system, military, middle class come with yellowshirts and grassroots come with redshirts. And even media. Please notice that anti taksin movement andcall for royal and military intervention led by one biggest media corporation, manager group.
Why red shirt to be hostile to the Thai media.