Two major journalist organisations have condemned the recent order to suspend for 30 days the broadcasting licence of a TV station run by red-shirt leaders. On 11 May 2018, the Thai Journalists Association and the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association released a joint statement denouncing the order by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to suspend the broadcast licence of Peace TV for 30 days. Citing National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Orders 97/2014 and 103/2014, the NBTC imposed the month-
The Thai media regulator has suspended the broadcasting licence of a TV station run by the red shirts.
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has declared a 30-day suspension of broadcasting of a TV station run by red-shirt leaders because it allegedly threatened national security and ‘good morals’. On 9 August 2017, the Secretary-General of the NBTC, Takorn Tantasith, announced the Commission’s decision to revoke Peace TV’s broadcasting licence for 30 days as punishment for publishing seditious content and violating an agreement with the NBCT.
Thai police are pursuing a red-shirt moderator for allegedly distorting the content of the draft constitution.
A red-shirt TV station faces a month-long blackout imposed for allegedly disseminating content threatening national security. A red-shirt leader says this is the junta’s attempt to silence criticism of the draft charter. On Thursday, 21 July 2016, the Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) temporarily revoked the broadcasting license of Peace TV, a TV station run by leaders of the red shirts, claiming that the station disseminated content threatening national security.
The Administrative Court has provided the red-shirt TV station with a legal immunity allowing the station to continue broadcasting after the station’s licence was recently revoked for breaching the junta’s announcements. On Wednesday, 6 July 2016, the Supreme Administrative Court granted Peace TV, the TV station run by red-shirt co-leaders, legal protection after the Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) made the decision, two days prior, to revoke the broadcasting licence of the station for 30 days for breaching the junta’s announcements on media cens
The Commuincation Authority of Thailand (CAT) has revoked the broadcasting licence of a red-shirt TV station for 30 days for violating the junta’s laws.
A TV station run by a prominent red shirt leader might be shut down for breaching a junta announcement. A commissioner of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) claims that the authorities failed to shut down the station under normal laws so used the alternative of the junta announcement.
Thai Administrative Court ruled that an order from the Thai broadcasting authority to shut down a TV station affiliated with a red-shirt group was unlawful. According to Matichon Online, on Thursday, 16 July 2015, the Administrative Court in Bangkok issued an injunction to allow Peace TV, a TV station affiliated with the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), an anti-establishment red-shirt group, to continue broadcasting.
After the state broadcasting agency abruptly ordered a red-shirt TV off air on Thursday night, the station issued a statement against the order, saying that it was partial and motivated by politics.