Anti-government protests continue in Thailand

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have reacted angrily to the government's crack down on online media, including social media.

The protests were initially triggered by the dissolution of the Future Forward Party in late February 2020.

In another development, a Thai court ordered the suspension of ‘Voice TV’ an online broadcaster part owned by the family of the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

‘Voice TV’ has been highly critical of the government. It has been providing extensive coverage of the anti-government protests and its licence has reportedly been suspended for uploading “false information”.

Amnesty International have said:

“The harassment of media outlets is just one facet of the Thai authorities’ current assault on communications channels, alongside threats to block the messaging platform Telegram and use of the Computer Crimes Act, among other laws, against people for what they post and share online,”

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