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World Newspaper Congress opens with call for press freedom

Jacob Mathew, President of WAN-IFRA, opened the 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th Word Editors Forum and 23rd World Advertising Forum by praising media liberalisation in Myanmar and by calling for greater press freedom in Thailand.

by Nick Tjaardstra nick.tjaardstra@wan-ifra.org | June 3, 2013

He said Thailand could serve as an example to the rest of the region if it stopped misuse of laws aimed at punishing those who criticise the king, which results in imprisonment for journalists.

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