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Thepchai Yong

Thepchai Yong

Group Editor-in-Chief, Nation Multimedia Group, Thailand

Thepchai Yong is  Group Editor-in-Chief of  the Nation Multimedia Group,  one of Thailand’s leading multi-media companies that operates two digital  TV channels and three dailies, including English-language The Nation. He was until October, 2012  managing director of  the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS), Thailand’s first and only public broadcaster.  Thepchai is a veteran journalist, having spent more than 25 years in print and broadcast business.  He has held several key editorial positions, including  the editor of  The Nation newspaper.  He was  recipient of the Press Freedom Award from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists for defying the military crackdown on pro-democracy groups and the media in the 1992 uprising. In 2009 he received the Media Leadership Award from  Internews, an international media development organization.

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