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THAILAND: Govt to monitor Thaksin's online show

Prime minister's office minister says government will take legal action against those involved in the broadcast of the show if anything illegal occurs
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INDONESIA: 'Merdeka' suspends publication

Country's oldest paper ceases publication due to financial difficulties after returning last November under a new publisher
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INDONESIA: 'No more news' at VP office?

Presidential and vice presidential offices merge their press and household bureaus to improve coordination between the two administrations
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THAILAND: Clip-releaser website shut down

Information and communications technology minister says a panel has also been established to trace origin of controversial audio clip
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THAILAND: Channel 11 boss gets axe over PM blooper

For third time, the prime minister's weekly live broadcast was delayed on state-run station
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INDONESIA: Police regret media coverings on sermon monitoring

Police chief denies issuing orders for the surveillance and urges the media to cease their coverage of the issue
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THAILAND: Channel 11 director transferred

A committee has been established to investigate why the prime minister's weekly television program has been interrupted repeatedly and to recommend how to prevent further interruptions
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THAILAND: PMs TV ratings drop

National Statistical Office reports that interest in watching the prime minister's weekly program dropped from 45.2 percent to 25.9 percent in three months
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INDONESIA: Journalists urged to learn more about religion

Seminar speakers say most American journalists are ignorant about religious issues while Indonesian journalists avoid covering it
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THAILAND: 4,500 radio stations register

National Telecommunications Commission will file complaints with police and charge unregistered stations with illegal use of transmitters and radio frequencies
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INDONESIA: Wounded Indonesian journalist to come home

Associated Press videographer suffers injuries to his legs when his vehicle drove over a bomb in southern Afghanistan
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SOUTHEAST ASIA: Media 'miss point' in their coverage

Prasada Rao from the UNAIDS regional support team says media should focus on high-risk groups and increase publicity geared toward them
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THAILAND: Manager refuses to register as community radio with NTC

Director manager of Manager Radio questions the National Telecommunications Commission's definition of a community radio station and the legality of the NTC subcommittee
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THAILAND: Music giants warm up to new media channel

Community radio stations help music companies reach specific groups of people
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INDONESIA: Police told not to blame media for failure in terror raid

Coordinator for missing persons commission says police need to disclose information to the media and public and so must decide what to release
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INDONESIA: Journalist, kiosk owner receive AJI awards

Journalist commended for resiliency in defending himself in an alleged defamation case
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THAILAND: Coup report baseless

Former supreme commander denies newspaper reports that cited a source in the Puea Thai party who said high-ranking officers were planning a silent military coup
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INDONESIA: Cyber crime investigators on the hunt

Police seek out people behind terrorist website claiming responsibility for the hotel bombings
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INDONESIA: Noordin's blog reveals Indonesians' anger with the bombings

Internet users post angry comments on blog allegedly carrying messages from the terrorist behind the hotel bombings
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THAILAND: Sondhi wont attend press conference

New Politics party secretary-general speaks on behalf of PAD leader, also addressing police chief's move to file a defamation lawsuit against newspaper owned by Sondhi
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