Asia Pacific Media Educator


This article considers some of the factors that shape Thai international news reporting and makes a qualitative analysis of two leading Thai English-language dailies -- The Bangkok Post and The Nation's -coverage of Australian news before and since the Asian financial crisis of July 1997. It concludes that while Thai coverage of Australia is either positive or benign, there are ambiguities in this coverage. Thai perceptions are quite sensitive to any evidence of Australian anti-Asian attitudes, as in the rise of the One Nation party.