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Satellite technology, personal communications, radio receivers, network television, daily newspapers

Bangkok’s 19 daily newspapers, including 2 in English and 5 in Chinese, have a combined circulation of more than 2.9 million. The 1991 repeal of a press censorship law energized the country’s print media, but network television remains dominated by corporations owned either by the government or by institutions such as the military. Satellite technology has helped television reach almost every town and village. In 1997 Thailand had 234 radio receivers and 254 television sets for every 1,000 residents. Although there are only 92 fixed telephone lines per 1,000 people, the rapid spread of cellular telephones has facilitated personal communications in all parts of the country. In 2000 there were 50 mobile phones per 1,000 people. That year there were 24 personal computers per 1,000 people.



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