US says free press integral to democracy, pledges help for Thai journalists

The Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Bangkok says the United States pledges to help a free press and impartial journalism in Thailand. Michael Heath has described a free press as a significant element of democracy and freedom of expression. The Bangkok Post stories that he was addressing reporters who were attending a seminar at the embassy. The occasion was organised by the Thai Journalists Association.
Comprehensive marks the primary collaborative effort of its sort between the US embassy and TJA. Like we do across the world, the United States will proceed to help a vibrant, free press which retains us informed, prevents the spread of mis- and dis-information, and serves as a cornerstone of democracy.”

Heath also mentioned issues of US international coverage within the area and collaboration between the US and Thailand.
“As a Pacific nation, the United States is dedicated to a free and open Indo-Pacific because a free and open architecture advantages each the American people and the peoples of all other Pacific nations.”

According to the Bangkok Post report, Heath went on to discuss the issues of peace and security within the region, together with dispute decision, respecting human rights, safeguarding important supply chains, creating sustainable, clear economic improvement, and supporting ASEAN centrality. As a part of these efforts, Heath says the US is working on strengthening ties with like-minded international locations in the area, including Thailand.
“As Admiral (John) Aquilino, the commander of US Indo-Pacific Command, mentioned throughout his latest go to to Thailand, the United States is committed to ensuring peace, prosperity, and stability for all countries within the area.”

Heath points out that Thailand has managed to maintain its provide chains intact during the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing many neighbouring nations and other countries all over the world struggled to do. The US is presently Thailand’s largest export market..

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