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No Celebration in Thailand for World Press Freedom Day

Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk was supposed to be in Helsinki now, at the invitation of Finland's government for the World Press Freedom Day celebration. But the kingdom's military junta, which seized power in a bloodless coup two years ago this month, barred the veteran reporter from leaving Thailand to attend the May 3 event, co-hosted by the United Nations' cultural arm, UNESCO. “It couldn't be more ironic,” said Pravit, a senior staff writer for the online Khaosod...

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