BBC Thai Service re-opened to counter junta’s controlled media

 
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 respond to the imposition of dictatorship in a formerly democratic state,” the report said. 
 
The BBC Thai Service started in 1941 and was closed in January 2006, a few months before the 2006 military coup d’état.