ML Nattakorn
ML Nattakorn

NBTC suspends Voice TV hosts over junta orders

national August 16, 2016 01:00


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THE BROADCAST regulator yesterday suspended two Voice TV hosts after the content of their programmes were found to have violated post-coup orders.

ML Nattakorn Devakul and Atukkit Sawangsuk have been suspended for 10 days starting yesterday after the decision by the broadcast committee of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. 
The committee also suggested that the NBTC inform Voice TV in writing to take precautions regarding the matter, NBTC deputy secretary-general Pakdi Manawes said.
Voice TV had presented a plan to the NBTC detailing how it would deal with the problem, after its programmes “Wake-up News” and “Tonight Thailand” were found to have violated Orders 97/2557 and 103/2557 issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) regarding broadcasting and telecommunications.
The digital TV station has been fined Bt50,000, and “Wake-up News” has been suspended for seven days.

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