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Freedom of expression is a basic human right enjoyed by any citizen under a democratic system. The first paragraph of Article 45 in Thailand’s Constitution A.D. 2007 provides that:
“A person shall enjoy the liberty to express his or her opinion, to make speeches, write, print, publicize and make expression through other means”
Paragraph two deals with restrictions on the fundamental liberties mentioned in paragraph one. It provides that:
“The restriction on liberty under paragraph one shall not be imposed, except by virtue of the provisions of law specifically enacted for the purpose of maintaining the security of the State, safeguarding the rights, liberties, dignity, reputation, family or privacy rights of other persons, maintaining public order or good morals or preventing the deterioration of the mind or health of the public”
Article 45 stresses that the Government does not have the authority to order the closure of newspapers or other media businesses order to deprive them of the liberty expressed under this Article. Neither does the Government have the power to intervene or censor news presentations, except by virtue of a separate and specific law.
Freedom of the media/press is strongly correlated with the individual’s freedom of expression. Suppression of media freedom makes it more difficult for individuals to enjoy freedom of expression, because people tend to exercise their freedom of speech through the media. In other words, freedom of the press is inseparable from the rights of common people or citizens under a democratic regime. Having a free and empowered media is a fundamental principle of the people’s freedom. The media has a responsibility to offer information and opinions, as well as having the ability to monitor and criticize the Government and its agencies. This means that the media exercises the rights to freedom of speech on behalf of the people (อุบลรัตน์ ศิริยุวศักดิ์, 2004). Therefore, the media, under the Thai democratic system, is crucial to upholding the spirit of the Constitution i.e. to serve the public with impartiality, so that society has a reliable source of information and public discourse.
English to Thai: PR/Marketing Translation General field: Marketing Detailed field: Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Source text - English Auto Shanghai 2017: JAC Presents Nearly 40 Models
SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 27, 2017
With a portfolio of nearly 40 models including commercial vehicles, passenger cars and green energy vehicles, JAC has all of them displayed at Auto Shanghai 2017 from April 17th to 28th. While A60, M6, and N-series truck attracted the highest public attention, JAC’s newly unveiled S7 SUV was also in the spotlight at the Auto Show.
High-performance and Sophistication
The S7 is another JAC passenger vehicle equipped with intelligent high-end configurations, such as self-adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, anti-collision warning system, automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. Under the hood, the S7 has a 1.5T GDI & 6DCT platinum transmission, turbocharged engine and DVVT. The maximum power of the SUV is 128Kw, and the maximum torque is 251Nm. It is ranked among the “Top 10 Engines” in China.
JAC Trucks to Enter the Global Market
JAC World Truck is a pioneer in the industry due to the vehicles’ customization options. Based on more than 220 product series, JAC World Truck can meet personalized demands of transport companies from around the globe. JAC World Truck can manufacture trucks suitable for any type of environment the clients might encounter, allowing them to access more than 300 product customizations.