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NBTC asked to review suspension order against pro-Thaksin Voice TV

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NBTC asked to review suspension order against pro-Thaksin Voice TV

 

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Thailand’s three press associations have urged the national broadcast regulator, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), to reconsider its order to suspend the operations of Voice TV for 15 days.

 

In a joint statement issued yesterday, the Thai Journalists Association, the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association and the Online News Providers Association said that it was not necessary for the NBTC to take the station off the air as there are already laws, such as the defamation law, to deal specifically with the moderators of the shows in question or the programmes themselves.

 

The three associations urged the media to observe their code of conduct and exercise caution in the presentation of their news to avoid instigating conflict, especially during an election period.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/nbtc-asked-to-review-suspension-order-against-pro-thaksin-voice-tv/

 

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

The three associations urged the media to observe their code of conduct and exercise caution in the presentation of their news to avoid instigating conflict, especially during an election period.

How about asking the NBTC for restraint, especially since the first national election (maybe) in eight years?

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What pathetic, cringe-making 'defenders of freedom of expression' these three organisations are. They might as well just come out and say: 'Don't write or broadcast anything critical of the government. After all, you know they have our best interests at heart. You know they have instituted rules for the common good and for universal fairness. Don't fail to follow those wise and just rules in your reporting - you know that those rules are all for the good of our country. Do as the Grown-Ups tell you to do. Don't cause confusion or difference of viewpoint'.

 

Again - pathetic, pusillanimous bunch. With friends like these, who (in the journalism profession) needs enemies?! 

 

(I expect they went to the NBTC all dressed up in their children's clothes  - as they did once before on a memorable occasion before Prayut ...).

 

 

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Strange that the headline says 'pro thaksin'.

 

I would have thought the paymaster would have a long time ago told his bright boy to keep daddy's name out of sight

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23 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Can they stop broadcasting the Friday night political spectacular ?

No. Because the Friday night broadcast is not political, it is not biased - it is wholly objective and solely for the good of the nation. It is also immensely riveting: everyone drops whatever they are doing at that moment and rushes to watch it.

Richard, you really should know these things by now!

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Eligius said:

No. Because the Friday night broadcast is not political, it is not biased - it is wholly objective and solely for the good of the nation.

Richard, you really should know these things by now!

 

Yeah and pigs fly...

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