Further updated: Suthep’s order to block websites

8 04 2010

Thanks to a reader, here is the order by Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban authorizing the blocking of 36 websites (in PDF form –  Censor websites – and below as images).

Prachatai is #8. It’s English page is back up under a different domain name. The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) report is here.

Update: See FACT’s comment here and Reporters Without Borders here.


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8 04 2010
Role of Thai MSM in social unrest; govt curbs alternative media « Media War

[…] Prachatai.com was also blocked by order of Deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban. Aside from Prachatai.com, 35 others, mostly pro-Red Shirt political websites, were also ordered shut down. According to Prachatai.com […]

8 04 2010
Massive censorship « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] noted in earlier posts, the government has closed the red shirt People TV and Prachatai, along with 35 other websites. That all now looks like the tip of a censorship […]

9 04 2010
Political Websites Blocked / News Summary for Thursday « Saiyasombut

[…] the state of emergency decree the government has blocked 36 political websites, mostly supportive to the red shirts. Among the blocked sites is also Prachatai (it has now changed […]

10 04 2010
Jon Russell: Social Media In Thailand » Blog Archive » Thai Government Enforces Online Media Block

[…] Political Prisoners in Thailand has details of the latest round of internet censorship in Thailand which has affected the anti-government protesting UDD movement, aka the red shirts. The Nation (9 April 2010) cites various government sources that suggest there is now massive censorship in Thailand under the military-backed government’s emergency decree. As noted in earlier posts, the government has closed the red shirt People TV (PTV) and Prachatai, along with 35 other websites. […]




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