Thai political talk show taken off during media buyout attempt
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Thailand's popular political talk show, Muang Thai Rai Sapda has been dropped by Channel 9. Hosted by Sondi Limthongkul, the show was notorious for its criticism of the Thai government. This happens as much of Thai media is being bought by a government-allied media conglomerate, GMM.
Sondhi, the presenter, and founder of a popular magazine, Pujatkran (Eng: Manager), accused the network of making a politically motivated decision.
- Tul Pinkaew. "Political talk show axed by Channel 9, Latest victim of govt meddling, says Sondhi" — , September 15, 2005
- Mongkol Bangprapa. "Bid branded as threat to people's right to know" — , September 15, 2005
- Miranda Schooneveldt. "A free Thai press?" — , January 4, 2005
- Anchalee Kongrut. "Activist warns of plot to control the media" — ,
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