Media War

exposing media bias in Thailand

GMO seeds & other things are spreading in Thailand

Industrialization is changing the dynamics of the global seeds industry…  agricultural

sector is changing hands, although slowly, from the farmers to the seed giants

Already  second  day  I’ve watched  on local Thai  TV  some news  reports,  first by Ch.3  then  by TPBS,  when  they  give  away rice  seeds  to farmers  for FREE. Continue reading

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November 28, 2010 Posted by | "Rice money", Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Folk media” Vs Social media

while twitter is important, there are larger

world out there that one needs to talk to

The above epigraph is a quintessence of the main subject of this post, which in other words is: all the statistics about social networks as Facebook as well as any other internet activities do NOT reflect the REALITY of political alignment.
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May 28, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Bangkok battle is over, online battle rages on – Updated on May 27th

It’s getting very ugly on the streets, but is just as ugly and dirtier online

– Jesada Chandraprasert

While the protests might be over, no one can guarantee our safety in cyber space

– Bangkok Post

In previous post I’ve tried to compare 3 main kind of media and their role in Thai political unrest. Now I’ve decided to focus more on what is called “Alternative media“, or more exactly “social media“.
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May 26, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

role of different Media in Bangkok war – Updated on Apr 18

There are lies, damn lies, and The Nation

from Twitter

Can you post this rubbish elsewhere?

– Thanong (Nation’s editor) in reply to critical comment on his blog

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

– Voltaire

Humans have a natural proclivity to want what they cannot have.

(quote from: “Why Banning Social Media Often Backfires” )

This is an attempt  to provide a comparison of 3 main kinds of Media in their coverage of  current events in Thailand:  Thai MSM (mainstream media),  foreign Media and “alternative Media” (blogs, forums, social networks). of course I am sure there are many people who could do a much better job than me in this – I don’t pretend being any sort of a specialist, merely trying to  share  my own thoughts and what I have  seen so far  in this regard.

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May 16, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is “Silent Majority” really a majority & why it is silent?

There are three kinds of lies:

lies, damned lies, and statistics

Mark Twain

Fresh example of  a typical  logical syllogism in Thai Media  from Bangkok Post :

The silent majority in Bangkok has finally awoken and started to speak up in the wake of the latest round of red shirt protestsA smaller rally by the so-called silent majority against the red shirt protest, attended by a few hundred people, took place the following day in front of King Rama IX Park

another fresh example :  Chula Network urges silent forces to a show of strength on 9 April

(Chula Network – means academics of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok)

Previously I’ve already tried to expose some “Fallacies used in Thai media and by academics” because I was just too appalled by their shameless blatancy.

Today I’ll try to debunk  another  BS, from a category of  logical fallacies, shamelessly  and EXCESSIVELY employed by Thai Media :  phrase  “silent majority“.

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April 4, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

new “Ajarns Watch” alert ! MUST read : Ferrera on Thai politics at FCCT

For Ajahn Panitan to lecture us on “patience,” “democracy,” and “the rule of law” is

the equivalent of Tiger Woods lecturing us on marital fidelity. Are you kidding me?”

– Federico Ferrara

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February 22, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

new round of “Media War” by gov is announced

When the mainstream pushes society all one way, we see that it’s wrong and

we suggest, from the pro-democracy side, that the truth is something else

Somsak Phakdidej (from “Thai E-News” )

‘International cyber conflict has reached a tipping point

where it is no longer just a theory but a significant threat

– from “Virtually here: The age of cyber warfare” McAfee

(Fifth AnnualMcAfee Virtual Criminology Report, 2009)

Looks like we’re in the midst of  new round of  “Media war” by Thai gov. and loyal to it local Thai MSM
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February 4, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Pharmageddon, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fallacies used in Thai media and by academics

Update  Apr 26th 2009

PPT  has a post about Abhisit’s interview to FT.  It is  very interesting to observe how Abhisit himself  employs a lot of fallacies  in this interview !  🙂 Continue reading

April 25, 2009 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

   

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