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Thai TV channel axes political drama

Thai TV channel axes political drama

Updated 7 January 2013, 21:57 AEDT

Thailand's political elite is again being accused of impeding free speech, after a television drama was cancelled just before its second season finale.

Channel 3 says it pulled the show, "Nua Mek", because it might have broken broadcasting laws prohibiting material that can destabilise the country. The station says it made the decision without government involvement, but analysts say it's another sign of Thailand's fragile democracy, six years after a government coup.

Presenter: James Oaten

Speakers: Saksith Saiyasombut, Thai journalist; Isra Sunthornvut, Democrat Party spokesman; Dr Nicholas Farrelly, Australian National University

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