Abhisit’s media victory ?
another very good post on blog Siam Report today related to Media war !
here are some quotes :
“Rather than celebrate this irrelevant media victory, perhaps we should speak out and discuss real issues like the defeat of media freedom under the new Abhisit government…
Abhisit embraces media freedom and reform because he says it in speeches and in lectures at UK universities. Yet, while Abhisit talks the talk, the ICT ministry continues its unending crusade to imprison Thais and foreigners alike who are misguided in their opinions about the monarchy. Abhisit, bring us the media reform you so eloquently speak about, or is it still under study and review?
Lastly, on the argument supporting Thailand’s media system, which reports the “right information”, I suggest taking a look at Freedom House’s 2008 report on Thailand.
To quote a part of the report, “Radio and television remain under the control of the state or formerly state-affiliated private businesses, and many radio stations have been closed since the coup.” “
but I think Abhisit has no problems at all with such too evident hypocracy: today 3 more radio stations were closed today (see previous post).