THAILAND: Prachatai writer honoured for lese majeste reporting

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Journalist Mutita Chuachang has won the 2015 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her powerful and persistent reporting of cases prosecuted under the lese majeste law.

The prize honours journalists working in difficult conditions in Asia, and is named after a crusading AFP reporter who died in 2007 at the age of 64 after a career covering wars and other historic events.

Ms Mutita, 33, was recognised for her dogged efforts to record cases of alleged lese majeste for the Prachatai website, which publishes in Thai and English.

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