Keeping track of the news that belongs to a particular category or a particular topic from various news sources seems to be a challenging and difficult task for the news seekers. Although the internet and other services are available all around 24/7, it is not quite possible for a person to be in front of the television, newspaper and computer at all times. Today, man’s best mate has become mobile phone that man can carry with him wherever he goes. Keeping in mind the rising number of Android phone users in Thailand, Ministry of Justice Thailand has the thought to develop an application for its news seekers who want to keep track of the news that are related to the ministry and the departments under it.
MOJ NEWS is an application that retrieves all the news and articles related to Ministry of Justice, Thailand, from various online news providers, group them, and display them within the application. This application helps the Ministry of Justice’s news seekers to be able to read the updated news whenever they want, anywhere, anytime, and absolutely free of cost! There are multiple groups of ministry’s news seekers which are comprised of law students, ministry and its department’s staff, advocates, news journalists, politicians and other citizens of Thailand. Rather than going to multiple websites or online news websites to view the news, MOJ NEWS will be a very useful platform for the users to view all the news at one stop.
The main news sources from where MOJ NEWS has retrieved the news are websites of Ministry of Justice and its thirteen sub departments and multiple online news websites. The departments of Ministry of Justice comprise of Office of the Ministry, The Office of the Permanent Secretary, Office of Justice Affairs, Department of Special Investigation, Central institute of Forensic Science, Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Legal Execution Department, Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection, Department of Corrections, Department of Probation and Office of the Narcotics Control Board. The online newspapers from where this application has drawn the news are ThaiRath, DailyNews, Matichon, Manager, Bangkok Business, Bangkok Post, Thai Post, Bangkok Today, Post Today, etc.
MOJ NEWS retrieves only those news which are directly related to Ministry of Justice, Thailand, as all the news are retrieved using keywords.