6 Years Ago: Pheu Thai govt moves fast–Proposed law gives police power to shut news media

Proposed Thai law gives police power to shut news media

…In some respects, it is even worse than the original notorious Printing Act of 1941, which was the hallmark of press restriction under military dictatorship. No periodical renewal of a newspaper publishing license was mentioned. Under the new amendment, every publisher must apply for permission to have his license renewed every five years…

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