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AFP award recognises Thai journalist for recording lese-majeste cases

Thai journalist Mutita Chuachang, pictured at Prachatai's Bangkok office on October 5, 2015, has won the 2015 AFP Kate Webb Prize for her reporting of royal defamation casesThai journalist Mutita Chuachang has won the 2015 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her powerful and persistent reporting of royal defamation cases that have multiplied under the country’s military rulers. 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. Mutita, 33, was recognised for her dogged efforts to record cases of alleged lese majeste for the online newspaper Prachatai, which publishes in Thai and English.

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