Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them," said Aristotle.
Last year, 70 journalists were killed, many caught in the crossfire of armed hostilities. Fourteen more have suffered the same fate this year. Also last year, 211 journalists were imprisoned for their work.
A night on Phaholyothin Road followed by a visit to a nursing home in Pathum Thani shed light for me on how low-income poor Thais are preparing for the ageing society.
Thailand was ranked 47th for technology infrastructure among 60 economies included in the IMD's 2013 World Competitiveness Ranking.
At a glance, Thailand's economy remains resilient to political turmoil that has led to five months without permanent government and no sign of an election date to bring an end to the power vacuum.
Over 30 years ago, I thought my family in Khon Kaen was among the first in Thailand to get a TV set. It was black and white, of course, but we kids had no problem imagining the colours of what we saw on screen.
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has hosted media trips to several countries over the past few years.
Plain or lavishly decorated, an office's decor has nothing to do with the organisations' financial performance.
Comedy, epic, drama, romance, action, sci-fi and more: the choice is almost endless for film-lovers. But enjoyment usually trumps everything - including some precious lessons hidden among the flickering images.
A drive into the heart of Bangkok last weekend proved a real adventure, a reminder that when law and order is missing, life anywhere in the world can be miserable.