Red-shirt TV faces month-long shutdown

The Commuincation Authority of Thailand (CAT) has revoked the broadcasting licence of a red-shirt TV station for 30 days for violating the junta’s laws. A key red-shirt leader said the shutdown was aimed to silence criticism against the August referendum.
 
On Monday, 4 July 2016, Pugdee Manaves, an National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) Deputy Secretary-General, said that the CAT made a majority decision to revoke the broadcasting licence of Peace TV, a TV station run by the red-shirt co-leaders, for 30 days for disseminating content instigating violence, in breach of junta orders. The suspension will last from 10 July until 10 August 2016. 
 
Weng Tojirakarn, a leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), aka the red-shirt movement, said that the decision clearly showed the junta’s intention to silence red-shirt voices in the run-up to the constitution draft referendum in August. (read the full story at Khaosod English)
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Weng Tojirakarn (source: Matichon Online)