Koh Tao Murders and Media Censorship in Thailand

Under The Ropes

If you’re a frequent reader of Under the Ropes, you may be aware that when I’m not training, I’m teaching English. In many of my recent classes, my students and I have been discussing the Koh Tao murder case, in which two British tourists, David Miller and Hannah Witheridge, were brutally murdered. The case has been the focus of a huge amount of media attention since it happened on the 15th September, due both to the shocking nature of the crime, the seemingly quiet and idyllic island on which it took place and the apparently shambolic way it has been handled by Thai police. It’s sent shockwaves through the expat community of Thailand, with many following the case very closely. I am one of those, and have been scouring the internet daily for new developments since news of the murder first broke.

My interest in the case must have been…

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