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Bribe row gives media chance to reclaim its mission

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During the past week, the media has been hit by a double whammy that virtually turned its world upside down. 

The week began with a major headline about a report alleging a major food conglomerate manipulates the news media to maintain its polished image. But what got everyone in the media excited was the further revelation that a number of journalists were essentially on the company’s payroll.

The sensational report was based on a document obtained by the Thailand Information Centre for Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism (TCIJ) which operates an investigative reporting website tcijthai.com.

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