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Laos cracksdown on talkback show for airing land grab debate

Laos cracksdown on talkback show for airing land grab debate

Updated 16 August 2012, 15:28 AEST

More than eight months after Lao radio presenter Ounkeo Souksavanh was forced to take his programme off the air, he is still waiting for an official explanation.

Ounkeo pioneered talkback radio in Laos, giving his listeners a rare chance to voice their opinions on the airwaves, but discussion on the sensitive subject of corporate land grabs appears to have persuaded officials that enough was enough.

Ounkeo Souksavanh's programme still exists in recorded form, but for now at least his live show remains silent, and he says he's not prepared to sacrifice his format to appease those who shut him down.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Ounkeo Souksavanh, radio presenter

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