Thanks to mainstream media and news websites, you can stay current with what’s happening worldwide. However, given the prevalence of fabricated news and biased reporting in the media, it is imperative that you select credible and objective news sources. Because of this, we felt it necessary to compile a list of the top ten ข่าวต่างประเทศmedia outlets in Thailand that can be relied on to provide factually accurate reporting.
- The Thaiger
After launching in April 2018, The Thaiger has quickly become the most popular English-language online-only ข่าวต่างประเทศsite in the Kingdom. Before August 2020, it was bilingual (with news in both Thai and English), but now the two languages have their own websites.
The Thaiger selects and organises news stories using custom-built software. In August of 2017, the Thaiger acquired the digital assets of the Phuket Gazette, although it has since shifted its focus to cover the entire country as well as neighbouring regions. As of right now, it has the second-highest readership of any English-language news website in Thailand.
- The Bangkok Post
The newspaper still manages to be delivered on a regular basis, and it also has a comprehensive online ‘ข่าวต่างประเทศ‘ section. It has been around since 1946 and has covered at least two coups, if not more. When it comes to reporting the news, Bangkok Post is firmly planted in the “traditional” camp but is making strides toward the digital world. As far as editorial positions go, it has consistently walked the middle ground between being anti-Thaksin and being pro-Prayut during the previous few decades. To put it simply, it is the best English-language news website in Thailand right now.
Once the most visited and widely read news website in Thailand ThaiVisa is a great place to get reprints of stories on anything that has a pulse or a breath. It’s stuffed with articles plagiarised from partners who have agreed to publish their news on the platform. It is also well-known for the vitriolic debates that often break out on its popular regular boards, where “keyboard warriors” share their views on everything under the sun and tear Thailand and its citizens to bits. Although it has had Regardingrket for ten years, it faces competition from other websites offering English-language news in Thailand. There is a plethora of data about visas and other aspects of life in Thailand, but much of it is quite out of date.
What is this, a thisrupt? A bold new voice to the English-language press. Strongly held beliefs; eager to express them by pointing out political flaws in Thailand. Anyone interested in serious, well-written ข่าวต่างประเทศ about Thailand will enjoy this article. Composed in English by a Thai author.
- Nation Thailand
The Nation, which began publication in 1971, was the other main Bangkok-based daily for the next 48 years. The Nation’s editorial voice famously turned against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as the newspaper adopted a more partisan stance. Sontiyan Chuenruetainaidhama, the founder of conservative channels T News and INN News, bought the publication while it had circulation problems in its later years.
The printed version of the newspaper was discontinued due to declining circulation and advertising income. This will be the last issue before its scheduled discontinuation on June 28, 2019. The Nation rebranded itself (suicidally) as an online-only publication and continues to provide the greatest coverage of local Thai politics. The Nation Group’s political leanings remain staunchly conservative, emphasizing support for Bangkok’s military and the ruling elite.
Coconuts were widely regarded as the most entertaining and cutting-edge news blog when it first launched. Although it covered Southeast Asia, its Bangkok blog was a must-read for every cool ex-pat. They experimented with a “paywall” (they claim that people are willing to pay for high-quality news) and saw a decline in website traffic over a year. This is no longer an option as of August 2020. Although we feel it has lost some of its luster, it remains a good and trustworthy daily read for people in Thailand and Southeast Asia. The second most frequented is Malaysia, and Thailand ranks third.
- The Chiang Rai Times
Chiang Rai Time is a local news website for the people of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is frequently updated, has an attractive design, and compiles the most important articles worldwide. We used the same WordPress theme as The Thaiger. Therefore, any comparisons are entirely coincidental. Also, Chiang Mai City Life, a less “news site” that offers lots of northern lifestyle info in addition to local news, is a good option for those interested in “northern” news.
- Thailand News
They are a shameless cut-and-paste aggregator, rehashing headlines and a few paragraphs from other sites and providing a link to the original. Despite its best efforts to rank well on Google, the site has not yet achieved its goals. As a precaution against possible copyright infringement, the images accompanying the stories are often a “look-alike” from a stock picture collection rather than the actual photograph used in the article. Sophisticated computer programs may be actually in charge of the entire site.
No traces of human interaction can be found. The website is more of a parasite on the Thai news industry than a genuine participant. It’s well-organized and has most of the stories about Thailand, so that’s a plus.
- Thai Public Broadcasting Service, World
A government ข่าวต่างประเทศ outlet that has shown its impartiality throughout time. It’s seen more makeovers than Joan Rivers, but the site itself is still rock-solid, trustworthy, and surprisingly (given that a quasi-military government manages it) objective. They also frequently report on news that other outlets overlook.
Some English-language international media outlets also make inroads into the crowded digital landscape, although most are best avoided. Whether it’s because they’re too slow to keep up with the action or because of their narrow emphasis, they may offer some readers an inaccurate impression of Thailand.
- The Pattaya News
Like the rest of the city, Pattaya’s media operates under a distinct set of rules from the rest of Thailand. On the other hand, Pattaya News excels in providing daily news, both original and translated from Thai media. Unlike many others, this one is user-friendly and simple to read.