The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (Seapa) says the new Thai government is now putting more pressure on webmasters out to “disturb the peace.” Seapa is a non-profit organization fighting for freedom of expression in the region. It is based in Bangkok. Here’s an excerpt taken from an INQ7.net story:
“The Internet is the latest medium under threat in military-ruled Thailand, as media conditions continue to deteriorate in the first days of the military takeover. The overall environment for the press is unstable, and is being undermined by the day,” the Bangkok-based non-profit organization advocating freedom of expression said in a September 22 blog entry.
One of the “victims” of this government clamp down is the “19sep” blog, according to Seapa.
Meanwhile, a website set up to encourage Thais to air their views about the pros and cons to the coup was shut down within 24 hours of its establishment. The Ministry pulled the plug on website http:// www.19sep.com saying its contents ran contrary to the guidelines laid down by the Council for Democratic Reform under the Constitutional Monarchy (CDRM) (previously referred to as the Administrative Reform Council).