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edited by Alastair Carthew and Simon Winkelmann

FIRST HALF OF 2013:

The final approval of a draft media law this year, a lack of cooperation by officials in providing information, a major workshop for journalists on the issue of violence against women and continued criticism of the government over press freedom featured in the first six months of Laos journalism in 2013.

A draft media law was approved by the General Assembly in 2008 aimed to enhance the role of the media and improve its quality in Laos under Article 44 of the Laos Constitution which says Lao citizens have the right to freedom of speech, press and assembly and the right to establish associations and stage demonstrations that do not contravene the country’s laws.

Although the law had still not been passed by the beginning of 2013, media officials were expected to submit the final version of the draft decrees for consideration and passing this year, the director general of the Media Department at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Pinpratthana Phanthamaly told the Vientiane Times in March. Read more

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Pasaxon
Language: Lao
Market: nationwide
Telephone: +856 21 212466
Fax: +856 21 212470
E-Mail: infonews@pasaxon.org.la
Website: http://www.pasaxon.org.la
Publisher: Ministry of Information and Culture


Vientiane Mai
Published: since 1975
Language: Lao
Market: nationwide
Address: 36 Thanon Settathirat, Ban Xiengyeun Thong, Muang Chanthaburi, Vientiane, Laos
Telephone: +856 21 2126234
Fax: +856 21 215989
Website: http://www.vientianemai.net
Publisher: Ministry of Information and Culture


Vientiane Times
Published: weekly since 1994, daily since 2007
Language: English
Market: nationwide
Address: Vientiane Times Pangkham Rd, P.O.Box: 5723 Vientiane, Lao PDR
Telephone: +856 21 216364
Fax: +856 21 216365
E-Mail: info@vientianetimes.org.la
Website: http://www.vientianetimes.org.la
Publisher: Ministry of Information and Culture


Le Rénovateur
Published/Circulation: 1998
Language: French
Market: nationwide
Telephone: +856 21 217872
Fax: +856 21 217873
E-Mail: editor@lerenovateur.org
Website: http://www.lerenovateur.org.la
Publisher: Ministry of Information and Culture

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Online media


Laos News
Online since: 1999
Language: English
Address: Mainstream Media EC, P.O Box 10783 Manama, Bahrain
Website: http://www.laosnews.net
Publisher: Mainstream Media EC

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Television


Lao National Television (LNTV 1-7)
On air since: 1983
Language: Lao, English
Market: nationwide
Address: Thanon Chommany, Ban Sivilay, Muang Saythani, Box 5635, Vientiane, Laos
Telephone: +856 (0) 21 710067
Fax: +856 (0) 21 710182
E-Mail: tnlinfo@tnl.gov.la., news@tnl.gov.la
Website: http://www.tnl.gov.la
Owner: Ministry for Information and Culture

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Radio


Lao National Radio (LNR)
On air since: 1960
Language: Lao, Hmong, English, French
Market: nationwide
Address: Lao National Radio, Phaynam Rd, P.O BOX 310
Telephone: +856 21 212468
Fax: +856 21 212430
E-Mail: laonradio@lnr.org.la
Owner: Ministry of Information and Culture

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News agencies


Lao News Agency (KPL)
Language: Lao, English, French
Market: nationwide
Address: Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) - 80 Setthathirath rd,P.O.BOX: 3770, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Telephone: +856 21 215402
Fax: +856 21 212446
E-Mail: kplnews@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.kpl.net.la/

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