Submitted on Wed, 25 Jun 2014 - 04:31 PM
Thai junta has set up working groups to monitor all media channels and will censor media that spreads information which leads to “hatred toward the monarchy,” or which is false.
Police General Adul Saengsingkaew, Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, in his capacity as Deputy Leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the junta’s temporary administrative body, told the Thai media on Tuesday that bodies have been set up to monitor different types of media:
- Broadcast media will be monitored by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC), the state regulator;
- Print media will be monitored by the Special Branch Police;
- Online media will be monitored by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology;
- Foreign media will be monitored by the Foreign Ministry.
“All agencies are responsible for clarifying the work of the NCPO to the people and the media and keeping an eye on all kinds of media, suppressing the news which causes hatred toward the monarchy and spreads false information,” Issara News Agency quoted Pol Gen Adul as saying.