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31 August 2021

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding responsible media content broadcasting

On Tuesday, 31 August 2021, Mrs Bilaibhan Sampatisiri, The Siam Society President, took part in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), alongside with high-ranking representatives from The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, The Ministry of Culture, Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, and the Moral Promotion Center. The signing of the MOU was done online via the Zoom platform.

The purpose of the MOU is to foster and promote the knowledge and understanding amongst those in the news and media industry and relevant stakeholders on the protection of basic rights among children, women, the elderly, the disabled, the underprivileged, and those in the LGBT community in respect to responsible media content broadcasting.

The MOU also seeks to create a cooperation in establishing a watch network among stakeholders, particularly targeting the broadcasting of inappropriate contents, in accordance to the television content rating system established by the Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. Additionally, the MOU seeks to promote the involvement of the Thai general public in playing its part in the watch network as stipulated above.

The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage, a cultural organisation established in 1904 with a mission to promote knowledge of the culture, history, arts, and natural sciences of Thailand and its neighbouring countries, is proud to be a part of the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding and to have the opportunity to be a part of the watch network and the effort to protect the basic rights of the most vulnerable, in regards to appropriate media content broadcasting.