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Thai online news sites replace ailing legacy media

Former Bangkok Post columnist aims to 'build a new-generation audience'

The Nation's satirical cartoonist Stephff -- exuberant and irreverent Frenchman Stephane Peray -- migrated online when Thailand's second English-language newspaper ceased printing at the end of June after 48 storied years.  

BANGKOK -- As Thais increasingly look online for their information and news fix, fresh digital media are jostling for market share and sounding the death knell for traditional outlets.

The latest venture does not yet have a name but is headed by Voranai Vanijaka, a noted former Bangkok Post columnist who went on to edit GQ magazine in Thailand. Voranai said his team has secured funding for what will be a "hip" news website with a "stylish vibe." Initially at least, access will be free.

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