Junta won't interfere in press freedom

national June 27, 2014 00:00

Deputy junta chief Pol General Adul Saengsingkaewgave a guarantee on Friday that the junta would not disturb press freedom, saying a new committee was set up to merely monitor the media.

Representatives of the Thai Journalists Association (TJA) and the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association met Adul, who chairs the committee, to express their concerns.
The two groups urged the junta to respect people’s right to know what is happening and to have media freedom. 
They said the junta should have clear guidelines for officials attached to many media organisations. 
Military officers entered editorial rooms run by The Nation Group to voice disapproval over a report on fugitive former Pheu Thai Party chief Charupong Ruangsuwan’s Free Thai Movement. 
Adul said his committee would monitor the media and the NCPO would issue warnings if the committee found irregularities in reports.
The TJA also submitted an open letter to Adul calling on the junta to make clear its measures relating to the media.

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