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This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand last month. Pic: AP.

Thai military junta tightens grip on media, issues gag order (UPDATE)

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:30AM UTC Comments Off This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand last month. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s military government has further tightened its grip on the country’s media by banning criticism of the junta, threatening to shut down the offending media outlet and legal consequences. The edict came at a time when probably not many were listening. On Friday night, shortly after the weekly, self-adulating TV address by army chief and...

Stay Engaged with Social Media at Liberty University

By Thu, Jul 03, 2014 12:44AM UTC Comments Off Stay Engaged with Social Media at Liberty University

Whether it be Instagram, Twitter, Google +, or LinkedIn, students are Liberty University remain continually engaged and influential in social media.  LU was ranked in the top twenty most influential colleges on Instagram and in the top thirty most engaged colleges in social media. If you want to remain an active part of the world...

Thailand’s junta sets up media watchdogs to monitor anti-coup dissent

By Thu, Jun 26, 2014 11:00AM UTC Comments Off This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand last month. Pic: AP.

Thailand's military junta has set up watchdogs to monitor all kinds of media for content that is deemed as "inciting hatred towards the monarchy" or providing "misinformation" that could potentially complicate the work of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), as the junta calls itself....

Thai junta faces uphill battle to control social media

By Wed, Jun 04, 2014 11:00AM UTC Comments Off This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand last month. Pic: AP.

And suddenly the progress bar wouldn't stop loading. Thai online users were stumped last Wednesday afternoon when they couldn't access Facebook, prompting a swift outcry on other social networks such as Twitter. While the lockout only lasted less than an hour, it was a chilling reminder of the censorship situation in a post-coup Thailand that also extends online....

China cracks down on instant messaging services

By Wed, May 28, 2014 10:51AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China is targeting popular instant messaging services in a month-long campaign to crack down on the spreading of rumors and what it calls "hostile forces at home and abroad."...

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