Police in Thailand to investigate media over protests coverage | Thailand


Document alleges reporting might have affected ‘national security’ or the Thai people’s ‘good morals’.

Police in Thailand are seeking an investigation of four independent media outlets and a protest group for their coverage of recent protests on suspicion of breaking emergency measures restricting information, according to a document that was published by local media on Monday.

“It appears that there was content that affected state security, peace and order, or the good morals of the people,” the document, dated October 16, quoted police as saying.

Police said they would ask Thailand’s broadcast regulator and digital ministry to investigate the outlets, which include Voice TV, The Reporters and Prachathai “and suspend broadcasting or remove computer information”, the statement said.

Police said there would be a briefing on the subject, but made no immediate…

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