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Lese majeste, polarisation strain media

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The media is struggling with ethical issues, political polarisation and the constraints of the lese majeste law, a report has revealed. 

Gayathry Venkiteswaran, executive director of the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (Seapa), said the political divide in Thailand makes it difficult for journalists and editors to make the right decisions on news reporting.

"Society is divided very much, which puts pressure on journalists. This is the number one problem which the media has to deal with," she said.

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