Newspaper reporter shot dead at home in southern city

first_img August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation May 12, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Athiwat Chainurat, a reporter for the Matichon newspaper group, in the southern city of Nakhon Si Thammarat. His wife and children found him lying in a pool of blood when they returned home on 1 August. He had been shot four times. News ThailandAsia – Pacific August 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter shot dead at home in southern city ThailandAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Athiwat Chainurat, a reporter for the Matichon newspaper group, in the southern city of Nakhon Si Thammarat. His wife and children found him lying in a pool of blood when they returned home on 1 August. He had been shot four times.“We call on the competent authorities to act quickly with the aim of shedding full light on this murder and bringing those responsible to justice. It is vital that the investigation should concentrate on those who masterminded this clearly premeditated killing.”Matichon’s editors think Athiwat’s murder is linked to his reporting. His wife, Pornpimol Chainurat, said he had been having problems for some time with local politicians because of what he had been writing, and he felt threatened. He went out as little as possible and had even asked her to vary her routes when she returned home.Athiwat, 48, had recently shared his fears with Region 8 police chief, Lt. Gen. Thani Tawitsri. Thani’s deputy, Maj. Gen. Santhan Chayanon, has been put in charge of the case.The Thai Journalists Association (TJA) has urged the police to lose no time in identifying the mastermind. News News to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Thailand News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more