Curb on reporting monarchy reform push could kill debate in Thailand

Observers say the broadcast regulator’s recent warning against media reporting demands for monarchy reform could lead to self-censorship by both media outlets and academics. Some media outlets view the move…

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Alarming threats to media freedom are threats to everyone’s freedom

For viewers of foreign media, available through Thai cable TV packages, it has become the norm to see unscheduled messages filling the screen and blocking content for several minutes, a…

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No impact yet on Thailand’s True, Dtac customers, says telecom regulator

Deputy Secretary-General of Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Suthisak Tantayothin confirmed that, for the time being, customers of mobile phone services provided by True and Dtac will not be…

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Thailand Consumer Council to petition against True-Dtac merger plan

The Thailand Consumer Council (TCC) is planning to submit a petition to the country’s telecom regulator against the planned merger between True and Dtac, two of the three major mobile…

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Thai telecom regulator invites DTAC and True for meetings about potential merger

Representatives of True Corporation and the Total Access Communication Company have been separately invited by the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand’s telecom regulator, to clarify…

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Probe into Defence Ministry’s plan to spy on people through phones

Political activist Srisuwan Janya will lodge a petition with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday, seeking an investigation into the conduct of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and…

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80,000 factories across Thailand told to take precautions against COVID-19

The Ministry of Industry is seeking cooperation from about 80,000 factories across the country by taking precautionary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their work places. In the…

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Bidding reaches over 100 billion baht in auctions for Thailand’s 5G spectrum

Thailand’s telecom regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), raked in over 100 billion baht from its auctions today of 48 licenses for 5G frequencies in the 700MHz, 2600MHz…

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Administrative court revokes NBTC order withdrawing Peace TV’s license

The Central Administrative Court today (Friday) revoked the administrative order of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) withdrawing the operating license of Peace TV on the grounds that the…

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Seven struggling digital TV channels return licenses

Operators of seven struggling digital TV channel today returned their licenses to the broadcast regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), bringing the number of digital TV channels still operating in Thailand down from 22 to just 15. Letters expressing intent to withdraw…

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NBTC asked to review suspension order against pro-Thaksin Voice TV

Thailand’s three press associations have urged the national broadcast regulator, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), to reconsider its order to suspend the operations of Voice TV for 15 days….

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Voice TV to seek court reprieve after 15-day closure order

Thailand’s broadcast regulator, the NBTC, has ordered Voice TV, a broadcaster known for its critical coverage of the military,  off the air for 15 days as of 1am on February…

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