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Khaosod English: Thailand’s military junta has repealed an order that shut down fourteen satellite TV channels shortly after the army declared nationwide martial law in May.

On Sunday, the junta's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) informed Thailand’s state media regulator that twelve of the channels can go back on the air, said Thakorn Tantasith, sec-gen of the National Broadcasting and  Telecommunication Commission (NBTC). The other two stations were allowed to resume operations June.
 
However, the channels still have to comply with conditions set by the junta, Thakorn said. The stations are required to change their names, cooperate with the NCPO's missions, broadcast information that is beneficial to the NCPO's missions, and deliver "accurate" news to the public, the NBTC sec-gen explaine. He added that they cannot broadcast news that distorts the truth or causes misunderstanding, which may affect the peace and order of society. "
 
Most of the channels shut down by the NCPO were openly affiliated with either the red-shirt or yellow-shirt political camps, such as the pro-red Asia Update and the pro-yellow ASTV channels. The stations were responsible for airing live broadcasts of the rallies staged by their respective political factions.
 
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