A protest leader reported that the Thai government is restricting reporters from being near the conflict zone. The government claims that it’s for their own safety. This has yet to be confirmed on foreign media.
The more likely reason is to hide the brutality of the military’s actions. In my earlier post, I suspected that the shooting of the reporters seemed intentional. I suspected that the intentional targeting of reporters were to prevent them from filming the carnage. I now feel more confident that I am right.
Update: This has been confirmed in the Bangkok Post.