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Editor of Bangkok Post 'forced to step down' over coverage of government

Umesh Prandy said he refused an order from board of directors to ‘tone down’ the newspaper’s reporting and editorials The editor of the Bangkok Post newspaper has said he has been forced to step down after refusing to curtail critical coverage of the ruling military government. Umesh Prandy, who has held the position since July 2016, said the board of directors had asked him to “tone down” the newspaper’s reporting and editorials on the actions of the military government, particularly over their suppression of freedom of speech and the delays over long-promised elections. Related: Newspaper takeover is 'staggering blow' to Cambodia's free press Continue reading......

 

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