Democrats to monitor 'pro-Pheu Thai' media coverage

national June 05, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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The Democrat Party has set up a media-monitoring group to be led by Trang province MP Sathit Wongnongtoey. He urged the public to monitor changes closely at Channel 9 and television hosts such as Sorrayuth Suthasnachinda of Channel 3, as well as newspaper


Sorrayuth failed to explore the details of the national-reconciliation bills in his reporting, while Channel 9 had continually attacked the Constitution Court’s order to delay the House deliberation on constitutional amendment, Sathit said.
If the party finds a media organisation that is not reporting well-rounded information, it will provide that organisation with information and ask it to disseminate it, he said.
Democrat MP Boonyod Sukthinthai said: “The Democrat Party will closely monitor the work of Channel 9 after Premkamol Tinnakorn na Ayutthaya became the president instead of Chakraphan Yomjinda. Premkamol is a lawyer in the same clique as Vichai Thongtaeng, a former lawyer for former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.” 
Chakraphan was forced to resign after he refused to carry out the orders of some of the station’s bosses, Boonyod said.

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