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    Detention centres stuck in past century

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » 'Thailand 4.0" is the military government's oft-heard catchphrase, but Thailand's immigration detention system is a relic from a previous century. The need for detention centre reform is not simply humanitarian, but economic, social and political.

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    EU move fuelling unease among palm oil producers

    Spectrum, Published on 28/01/2018

    » The livelihood of as many as 300,000 oil palm farmers in Thailand could be in jeopardy after the recent decision by the European Union (EU) to look at ways of banning imports of palm oil biofuel from 2021, industry experts say.

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    A spike in the fruit trade

    Spectrum, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Driving around Chanthaburi, it's almost impossible not to notice ubiquitous warehouse-like structures lining the roads in the eastern province.

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    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.

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    Redefining what's 'appropriate'

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/11/2017

    » After seven years, the first Thai film banned by the Film Act 2008 will see the light of day.

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    'I sold the piano and bought a camera'

    Spectrum, Published on 03/12/2017

    » Journalism requires taking risks beyond the regular (and sometimes legal) call of duty. When breaking news happens or an injustice is found lurking in the shadows, journalists are often the first ones there to shed light on the stories that impact society's most marginalised. It requires a deep passion for sharing people's stories with the rest of the world.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Moments of record

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 07/10/2016

    » The film fades and has scratches, but the persistence of history is strong. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Culture and Thai Film Archive (Public Organisation) registered 25 film items into the National Heritage list for audiovisual conservation and future reference. In November and December, the Archive will host screenings of some of the newly inducted titles.

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    Sovereign attractions

    Business, Suchat Sritama, Published on 16/10/2017

    » In remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, it is a good time for Thais and foreign tourists to visit and discover outstanding royal projects located across the country.

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    Tiger Temple's secrets raided, leading to roars of outrage

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » A raid of the controversial Tiger Temple unveiled new discoveries back in May. Long-standing suspicions of animal mistreatment ended in the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation's (DNP) removal of 137 tigers from Wat Phra Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno in Kanchanaburi province.

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