Senator files defamation charge against Prachatai reporter

Description

On 28 February 2024, a journalist for Prachatai news agency received a letter from the police informing him that a Senator has lodged a complaint of defamation against him and summoning the reporter for questioning on 8 March 2024. The charge was filed by pro-establishment Senator Seree Suwanpanont, who was the subject of a denunciation campaign by pro-democracy activists back in August 2023, an event that was covered by the reporter for Prachatai.

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
1
Do they work as freelance or media?
Yes
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Male
Age
Country
Bangkok
Full name or name of group
Identified
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Senator Seree Suwanpanont
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Type of incident
Criminal lawsuit/charge: Defamation