Prayuth and Thaksin feel the same way about the media!


From Naewna, February 1, 2017
Left: Freedom of the press in Thaksin’s era
Right: Freedom of the press in Uncle Tu’s [PM Prayuth’s] era
Caption: The same place at the same time

[This refers to how elected Prime Minister Thaksin and now military junta leader Prayuth both have worked to restrict freedom of the press. The bird represents the press.
The cartoon portrays a notorious incident from Thaksin’s time as prime minister when he started using an “X” paddle to refuse to answer questions he did not like (Thaksin surprises reporters with X sign). The current regime has pushed restrictive licensing rules for media which many see as a dangerous return to the past when the media had much less freedom.]

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