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Media groups call for curbs on press freedom to be lifted

Four major media organisations yesterday issued an open letter to the military junta, urging it to lift coup orders that restrict press freedom and to have a new constitution enacted as soon as possible.

The four organisations are the Thai Journalists Association, the Press Council of Thailand, the Thai Broadcast Journalists, and the News Broadcasting Council of Thailand.

The open letter called on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to urgently review all orders that are involved with the journalist duty of the media.

The organisations suggested that the NCPO should have the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission enforce existing laws to supervise news reports instead of using the restrictive orders.


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