29 Mar 2017
Thai media regulators should immediately reverse their suspension of the operating license of Voice TV and should allow the media to broadcast and publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Media regulators today suspended the channel's operating license for seven days.
28 Mar 2017
Thai media associations have voiced opposition to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission decision to temporarily ban Voice TV, saying it should safeguard media freedom rather than bow down to the junta.
27 Mar 2017
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has proposed a suspension of Voice TV’s broadcasting license for ‘unreasonable criticism’ and ‘biased content’. On 27 March 2017, Lt Gen Peerapong Manakit, a member of the NBCT, said that it has proposed a temporary ban on Voice TV lasting seven days. The Commission will make a final decision this afternoon. The ban was initially proposed by the junta’s media regulatory team.
9 Feb 2017
The broadcasting regulatory authority based the suspension on a January 23 episode titled “Conflict because of Judicial [Not] Review” that presented a news analysis which “led to disunity in Thai Society by not airing complete facts.” The NBTC said that the content of the political commentary program violates the National Council for Peace and Order’s (NCPO) announcement nos.
30 Aug 2016
The Thai media regulator has suspended a news programme on Voice TV, a digital TV channel owned by Panthongtae Shinawatra, the son of controversial former Prime Minister Thaksin. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Monday, 29 August 2016, voted 3 to 1 to suspend transmission for seven days of Wake Up News, a popular morning news programme of Voice TV.
16 Aug 2016
Voice TV today pulled two well-known political commentators from programs it airs for 10 days beginning today under pressure from the military regime and telecommunications regulators. An unnamed senior executive at the station offered to muzzle the two commentators to avoid harsher sanctions by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, a state agency granted special powers last month to censor the media, according to Commissioner Supinya Klangnarong. The station’s news director took to Twitter to explain the rationale.
20 May 2014
The Thai Army on Tuesday at around 7 pm issued an order under martial law, prohibiting social media users from posting comments which incite conflict and violence, and ordered the temporary shutdown of four more media outlets.