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  • NEWS

    'Dark-side' social media win Person of the Year

    News, Published on 28/12/2017

    » From unearthing a stockpile of luxury watches belonging to a deputy prime minister, pursuing the details of murder cases to their grisly end, and becoming an alternative petition centre for those unfairly treated by the system, the various Facebook pages of semi-professional investigative journalists have asserted their influence in society and proved the power of technology -- and anonymity -- in an age where media freedom has hit a snag.

  • OPINION

    Don't blame your failings on the media

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 18/09/2015

    » Shooting the messenger is a convenient way of shifting blame and widely practised here by politicians and senior government officials alike, who blame their own failures on the media.

  • BUSINESS

    Social media evolution

    Business, Published on 12/01/2018

    » As consumer behaviour evolves in the social media era, the major platforms that connect billions of people around the world are refining their strategies to reflect new trends. Instagram is among those responding to the needs it has observed in its 800-million-strong community and the brands of all sizes that it works with. It has identified six trends for 2018:

  • NEWS

    Top 5 social media stories of the year

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 30/12/2017

    » The influence of social media on society today is of profound importance, and 2017 was no exception. This past year was one when netizens widely used social media platforms to scrutinise matters of public interest. Below are the top five news stories of the year that spread online mostly through social media initially in a much faster and wider manner before the mainstream media picked up and pursued them.

  • NEWS

    Media 'must not' name young offenders

    Published on 17/09/2013

    » News agencies that identify young offenders or victims of crime under the age of 18 will be prosecuted for breaching child protection laws, a judiciary representative said on Tuesday.

  • NEWS

    Guardian goes tabloid to cut costs

    Business, Published on 16/01/2018

    » LONDON: Britain's <i>Guardian</i> newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs.

  • BUSINESS

    Unsocial media: religious insults spread online in India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 20/11/2017

    » Iqbal Jaildar has had his hands full in the last two months. The head of the panchayat (local council) in Bichhor, a village 90 kilometres south of Delhi, he has been busy defusing communal tension triggered by offensive social media posts by both Hindu and Muslim young people.

  • NEWS

    Police warn of social media drug pushers

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 05/11/2017

    » The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) is to step up efforts to track down social media users who are allegedly posting messages on Twitter persuading people to buy and inject crystal methamphetamine or ya ice.

  • OPINION

    Trump is losing his war against the liberal media

    News, Ramesh Ponnuru, Published on 16/10/2017

    » A lot of Republicans love how President Donald Trump bashes the media. They think journalists at most major outlets are biased against them, and they think it's about time that a Republican president hits back. He gets applause even when he seems to be wrong.

  • BUSINESS

    Advertisers need new tricks to meet digital media challenge

    Business, Published on 31/08/2017

    » Digital media has made succeeding in advertising harder because it has opened the market for creative content to a wider field. At the same time, it has made measuring impact a more precise process, essential for ad buyers who are increasingly focused on return on investment.

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