A largely respected US non-government organisation has deeply injured the reputation of Thailand around the world.
The annual Freedom House report on press freedom has suddenly dumped Thai media from the long-time status of partly free and improving to utterly "not free". It has taken this step because of one issue.
The harm to the national image is the latest and compelling reason to start a discussion on how lese majeste cases are prosecuted and punished _ and how to correct obvious problems.
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