04 July 2016

Peace TV

Peace TV's licence has been suspended for thirty days by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. The state media regulator accused the channel (operated by the red-shirt UDD movement) of transmitting content that undermined national security. The NBTC did not clarify the exact nature of the offending material, though its verdict was based on an episode of the เข้าใจตรงกันนะ programme broadcast on 21st March.

Peace TV's licence was revoked by the NBTC last year, though that decision was later overturned by the Administrative Court. At the same time, the station's production offices were raided when soldiers and police officers attempted to prevent it from interviewing former Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh. (They were apparently unaware that the interview was a repeat rather than a live transmission.)