National Reform Assembly joins Google in promoting creative uses of online media

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BANGKOK- The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) has coordinated with top search website Google to promote creative uses of online media in Thailand.

NRSA’s Media Reform Committee spokesman Apichart Jongsakul said the panel had invited representatives of Google from the United States and Singapore, who are responsible for the company’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region for talks on preventive measures and solutions to online media abuses and the promotion of creative uses of online media in Thailand.

He said Thailand is becoming more developed in digital economy and smart phones, which pave way for quicker and easier access to online information.

He noted that Google would also be organize joint training projects for Thai students to teach them to become more aware of online media and provide knowledge on how to operate an online marketing as well.

Mr Apichart said the committee has also affirmed that the 2007 Computer Crime Act would be updated to pave way for online business growth, while ensuring that any changes to the law would not affect the public freedom to use online media.