Authorities can shut media down if found criticising junta: NCPO

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued its 97th announcement stating that the authorities can shut down any media, whether print, television, radio or online, if it disseminates information deemed threatening to the monarchy or national security, or criticises the work of the NCPO. 
 
The announcement, which was issued at around 9.30 pm on Friday, is similar to the 14th and 18th announcements which prohibit media from interviewing academics and government officials in a controversial way. They also prohibit media from disseminating information that could incite violence or create rifts in society. 
 
The NCPO has also granted to provincial governors, Interior Ministry officials and the police the power to halt any activity that opposes the work of the NCPO. 

 

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