New BBC programme 'To focus on thailand's character not cliches'
The head of the broadcaster's World Service says that despite past complaints of biased reports by his network a series dedicated to the Kingdom will be balanced and bring the everyday stories of the country's citizens to the world
The international media and Thailand are not always on good terms. Rightly or wrongly, the world media have been accused of bias, ill informed opinions and stereotypical portrayals in their coverage of the Kingdom. These accusations come from government agencies, the civil sector and ordinary citizens.
PHOTO: PORNPROM SATRABHAYA
Thai politics over the past six years have been volatile, the issues are sensitive and society polarised. Reactionary sentiments are a natural consequence, especially in a culture accustomed to valuing face. On top of that is the darker side of Thailand, which is often played up in the international media, much to the chagrin of the Kingdom's conservative elements.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.