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    Default Is the British Media Censoring Thai News?

    I'm used to the Thai government playing down bad news stories, crimes, murders etc. etc. Even when they can't stop the stories hitting the headlines, they usually claim the perpatrators are not Thai citizens.

    Quite often there is far more to be learned about bad news from Thailand in the international press than there is in the Thai media. However, one of the areas the Thai's really try to play things down and maybe even influence their own press is when something happens that affects tourism.

    I was surprised to see that there was very little coverage on British TV and in the press of the tourist boat that sank off Phuket claiming at least 33 lives. There was of course (and continues to be) plenty of coverage of the story about the 12 boys and their coach trapped in caves in Chiang Rai.

    This is not the first time this has happened and as incredulous as it seems, is it possible that the Thai military government is somehow influencing western news reporting?

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    no flip to your question ,I should imagine the caves in chang rai will now get a lot more tourism .
    The boats that sunk in phuket was owened by chinese companies so my wife says who had been warned about the conditions and advised not to sail this was ignored so she says ,
    A lot of countries would have washed there hands of them and blockades been set up as we have seen in other parts of the world so they have been very clever about this .A chinese puppet have they improved thailand in the 4 years or has things got worse reporting restictions have been used as well as socail media been kept in check .
    The chinese tour companies are to blame they get flocked in like sheep they are told were to stay were to eat what tours they go on just for a bag of rice the red shirts havent gone away yet just waiting .Its the other way round the thails are censoring the media if you was a thail and posted a lot of bad comments about the government expect a knock on your door .Maybe change the post to has the thail government improved thailand ?
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    The BBC reported it no differently to similar stories around the world that week:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44728478

    On the same day, 24 died in a fireworks explosion in Mexico:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...sions-at-depot

    The previous day, 29 were killed when a ferry capsized in Indonesia:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...ferry-capsizes

    Hundreds have died in Japan in floods that began around the same time also. It's happening everywhere, and being reported in the same way.

    The Thai cave scenario was a "wet dream" for the media and made for exiting and attractive news. That was the driving force behind its excessive coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maokaang View Post
    The Thai cave scenario was a "wet dream" for the media and made for exiting and attractive news. That was the driving force behind its excessive coverage.
    That's just it. It was excessive coverage on the Sunday when they were about to start to get the boys out. All day that Sunday, Sky News had changed all of their graphics and spent the whole day reporting on nothing else.

    After the Thais moved the media away when the operation to get the boys out started, Sky barely mentioned it until the boys started coming out.

    If Sky News had had their way they would have attached helmet cams on everybody and reported it live. Bet they were miffed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maokaang View Post
    The BBC reported it no differently to similar stories around the world that week:
    They did on TV Paul - very much so.

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    I don't see why not as they are censoring a lot of other things.

    You don't see any "support" Trump rallies or "support" Tommy info, only the negative in both cases.

    The BBC need to be hauled over the coals for their biased broadcasting, especially as it is paid for by the population and not a "company" run venture.
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