Saturday, September 23, 2006

Perspectives on the Protest

The headline in today's Bangkok Post reads "Former central band governor Chatumongol tipped to be new PM." A second page article headlined, "Rally draws 20 anti-coup protesters" does not mention that seven people were arrested (I learned this from a protester). Associated Press estimates there were not 20, but 100 protestors.

Knarly Kitty also blogged the protest and took photos.

Bangkok Pundit surveys coverage of the democracy protest in the Thai media, including one report that says there were 200 protestors present. Bangkok Pundit comments:

It is difficult to know precisely why many sections of the Thai media were not reporting on the coup - there might be other articles which have been buried - but given the strict censorship imposed by the junta leaders after the coup one should not be surprised.

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