After just 106 days in office the coming days promise to be a tense period for the government of Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (‡∏¢‡∏¥‡πà‡∏á‡∏•‡∏±‡∏Å‡∏©‡∏ì‡πå ‡∏ä‡∏¥‡∏ô‡∏ß‡∏±‡∏ï‡∏£), with conditions approaching ideal for the Royal Thai Army (‡∏Å‡∏≠‡∏á‡∏ó‡∏±‡∏û‡∏ö‡∏Å‡πÑ‡∏ó‡∏¢) to mount the country’s 19th coup d’√©tat since absolute monarchy rule was abolished 79 years ago. Already the subject […]
When New Zealand 60 Minutes reporter Sarah Hall wrapped her arms around a tearful Emma Carter in the final seconds of its To die for episode on the death of her daughter Sarah Carter while staying at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year, few people could be forgiven for thinking that […]
This story was updated at 10:25am May 15, 2011. Additional/ edited text in green type. Mystery still surrounds the deaths of six foreign tourists and a Thai national tourist guide who stayed at The Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year, with Provincial Governor ML Panadda Disakul criticising foreign media for exaggerating news that […]
Is this photo purporting to show a dead dead Osama bin Laden a fake or real photo of the Saudi-born businessman and the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden? Late on the evening of Tuesday, May 3, 2011, image No1 was posted on LiveLeak purporting to be a leaked US administration photo of a […]
Freelance journalism has always been a challenging career choice and the global economic contractions of the last couple of years has only served to make the task of keeping food on the table even more difficult. The answer is to work smarter and not harder by generating multiple sales from the time spent researching one […]
In the techno-savvy 21st century where the latest breaking news is just a 140-character tweet away and where even radio has been relegated to a back-row seat, it‚Äôs now more important than ever for corporations, organizations and lobby groups to tightly control and monitor their media relations. While maintaining good relations with the vernacular media […]
When Melbourne’s Channel Seven network broke the news last week that players at a Melbourne based AFL club were receiving therapy for illegal drug use and that a leading player from the same club had been investigated for drug trafficking they rapidly became the pariah of the Australian news media. Rival media organisations and commentators looking to gain favour with the AFL quickly whipped themselves into a frenzy in their attempts to use the most condemning superlatives they could think of to criticise the actions of Dylan Howard who broke the story, as well as the network.