Nation Multimedia Group's Editor-in-Chief Thepchai Yong called on the military junta to respect Thai people's freedom of expression and their right to know.
"Especially in time of crisis like this, people's access to information is very important. And the media have a crucial role to play in keeping the public informed through free and independent reporting," he said.
Thepchai said he strongly supports the call by Thailand's major media organizations for the junta to repeal all the orders issued in the aftermath of the coup that are restricting media freedom. He also urged the military to refrain from actions that are seen as intimidating the media.