A panel discussion
Just a few months, later the popular Thai talk show “Tob Jote Prathet Thai” or roughly translated to “Answering Thailand’s Issues” on Thai PBS held a 5 episode week long discussion about the role of the constitutional monarchy in Thailand. Featuring several well known figures, it was heralded as a breakthrough for open discussion about a topic that is seen as the most sensitive issue in the Kingdom. When Thai PBS pulled the 5th installment of the program, which it later aired, more drama ensued with the police now combing the series for any lese majeste content. Small protests took place outside of Thai PBS and underscore just what a flashpoint continues to be.
Join us for a panel who will discuss the role of Thai pubic broadcasters and whether their mission is to serve the public by providing factual information and room for debate, upholding the prevailing ideology of the country and its laws, or a combination of the two.
On the panel are:
Supinya Klangnarong, a Thai media rights advocate who is also on Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The Commission oversees all public and private media outlets.
Vornai Vanijaka, a print and TV social and political commentator
Saksith Saiyasombut, Thai political blogger and freelance foreign correspondent
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12:00 noon – 11:00 pm