Senator quesions a reporter's neutrality at presser

Description

On 17 March 2023, a Senator under investigation for alleged links to transnational drug traffickers convened a news conference to deny the allegations against him. He also singled out a reporter from WorkpointTODAY news agency, who has been covering the case extensively, pointingt to her background as a former student activist and a media freedom advocate and questioning whether she had any ties to the opposition parties. The claim was later repeated by an anonymous Twitter account that exclusively posted content praising the Senator.

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
Female
Age
Country
Bangkok
Full name or name of group
Identified
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Upakit Pachariyangkun
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Year of incident
2023
Type of incident
Verbal Intimidation