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Growing Concerns over Safety of Journalists amid Political Unrest in Thailand

20 January 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses its ongoing concern for the safety of journalists in Bangkok after a reporter was wounded at an anti-government protest. The IFJ renewed its call for the legalisation on body armour for journalists in Thailand.

Ms Sithinee Huangnak, working for the Post Today newspaper, was taken to hospital after an explosive device was thrown near a press tent at Victory Monument in Bangkok on Sunday January 19. At least 28 people were reported injured in the attack.

For more information, please read the IFJ statement in full here: http://www.ifj.org/en/articles/safety-of-journalists-in-jeopardy-in-thai-political-unrest