Channel 11 sacks news director for violating junta’s orders

The National Broadcasting Services of Thailand, or Channel 11, has “suspended” its news affairs director for violating the junta’s orders forbidding the media to create conflict or oppose the work of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)
The order said that Charoensri Hongprasong, Channel 11’s news director on June 13 broadcast content deemed to violate the junta’s Orders Nos. 14 and 18 that forbid all kinds of media to disseminate information criticising the NCPO. 
Channel 11’s director replaced Charoensri with Jittima Wutthiwat, a senior communications officer.


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