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Voice TV can continue broadcasting, says Administrative Court

Submitted on Fri, 2019-02-15 22:16PrachataiToday (15 February), the Administrative Court ruled to delay the NBTC’s suspension order. Voice TV can continue broadcasting during election campaigns until the trial is concluded.  Sirote Klampaiboon protesting against Voice TV's suspension At 20.30, the Administrative Court has issued an order to lift a suspension of Voice TV. The order described that Voice TV filed for injunction on the ground that NBTC’s suspension order is unreasonable and unlawful, and that there will be negative repercussions if the Court does not grant them injunction, both for the public and for Voice TV itself. Related: - Voice TV suspended for 15 days during election campaigns - Statement of Voice TV on NBTC's suspension order - Thailand: Lift Ban on Outspoken TV Station Since the 2019 general election is near, suspending Voice TV would rob the public of their opportunity to receive information from a media outlet in opposition to those in power and to compare these informations with what they receive from other media outlets. In addition, the suspension would also damage Voice TV’s business prospect. The NBTC defended that the content may cause confusion, societal division and violation of NCPO’s orders. It also said that the public can still access to information from the other 6 digital broadcaster. Among two examples it raises, military-owned Channel 7 was mentioned as an alternative. The Administrative Court considers that the NBTC suspension order is most likely unlawful, and if the Court allows the suspension order to take effect, there will be irreparable damage to Voice TV’s business reputation. In addition, to delay the NBTC order would not impede administrative work or public service, since the NBTC would still have its authority to oversee television broadcast. The court therefore ruled to delay the NBTC suspension order for Voice TV until the trial is concluded or... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Voice TV can continue broadcasting, says Administrative Court, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Voice TV can continue broadcasting, says Administrative Court

 

 

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Published By: Prachatai - Friday, 15 February

 

 

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