The Phuket Gazette
is a weekly English-language tabloid newspaper
published in Phuket
by The Phuket Gazette Co Ltd. in Koh Keaw. Parichart Utintu is listed as being the editor and Stephen Fein is the paper's News Editor. The paper was established in 1993 by John Magee, and Oranee Hildebrand is the Managing Director. In 2010, Christopher Damien Husted of The Brunei Times became managing editor, replacing Nicholas Davies, who now works with a competitor called Phuket Word. Other competitors on the island include PhuketWan and The Phuket Post. The paper was recently revamped and standardized; improvements include luxurious new eco-friendly paper, as well as more upmarket cartoons.
The paper is partially owned by and has a partnership agreement with The Nation
for printing and the sharing of editorial content.
also has a classifieds section and the local television channel, PGTV, which, under the wing of Marc Mulloy, broadcasts a wide variety of popular content, including daily news and public affairs programs.
The paper sponsors and shares content with ThaiVisa.com 'Phuket' Forum. The Gazette also sponsors the Soil Dog foundation, and specializes in stories about the seedy side of Thailand's biggest island.
The paper has been the target of numerous lawsuits by former staff members, and a perjury case was recently filed against the Oranee Hildebrand regarding her testimony in one of those cases in which she used lies about Thailand's revered monarchy in a bid... Read More