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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.

  • 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

    TJA plugs media reform

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Taking the role of the Thai Journalists Association (TJA) president for a second term, Pramed Lekpetch yesterday said he would continue his work on reform to ensure the media copes with the changing media landcape.

  • OPINION

    Asean media under attack

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/01/2018

    » A free press is the key test of whether a nation has true freedom of speech. Across the region, every country is failing the test. In communist Vietnam and all the way to the resurgent army controllers in Myanmar, governments are arresting, imprisoning and strongly intimidating 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:

  • TECH

    Media consumption on-the-go, to the max

    Life, Komsan John Jandamit, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Let's focus on the screen first. With the world's best smartphone screen, verified by renowned DisplayMate, Samsung's latest S9+ makes other screens pale in comparison. Colour accuracy, crisp sharpness and deep black make the S9+ very pleasing to the eye, especially if you're crazy for YouTube and gaming.

  • 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

    Old media must learn new tricks, seminar told

    News, Taam Yingcharoen, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Mainstream news agencies must fight to avoid being left behind in an era where technology has caused a paradigm shift in how people absorb information, a seminar was told yesterday.

  • 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.

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