Nation employees fear closure

Nation employees fear closure - 9:17, March 7, 2002
A source reports that Nation employees expect the newspaper to be "raided" by the authorities at any time and many people are "lining up back-up jobs." This in light of the Nation's continuing unflattering coverage of the Thaksin administration. Today's headline screams "THAKSIN-GATE."
Less than 10 years ago (in 1992), during the last coup government, the Nation was one of the few newspapers to refuse government censorship and continue to print all its articles. The Bangkok Post left blank spaces in their paper where the censored articles were to be printed (these papers are interesting collectors' items if you can find them). At that time, the Nation expected it would be closed for its defiance, but thankfully, it never happened.
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