Thai junta’s gag on media raises alarm, criticism

Critics and journalists raised concerns about the Thai military government’s latest move to tighten its grip on the media by banning them from criticizing the junta’s operations and threatening to immediately suspend the broadcast or publication of content that defies the order. The National Council for Peace and Order also asked media operators and “any other individuals” to refrain from disseminating content banned by the military government, including news and information that could create resistance against the junta.

The tightened grip on the media could impede the public’s right to information, says the Thai Journalists Association (Bangkok Post)