BBC World Service
9 Mar 2017
The Thai junta has refused to extend a permit for the BBC to run one of its major global transmission stations located in central Thailand. The BBC World Service has stopped broadcasting programmes from its transmission station located in Nakhon Sawan Province. The station had been broadcasting uncensored foreign-language news into authoritarian countries such as North Korea and China, and countries which still rely significantly on radio, such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.
9 Jul 2014
The BBC will re-open its Thai-language service for three months to provide alternative news after local media have been censored by the junta, according to the Telegraph. The Telegraph reported on Wednesday that the operation will start this Thursday and will available only on a digital platform. “The BBC Thai initiative is a three-month experiment in how to respon