Dstation TV Online (ดูทีวีออนไลน์) People Channel the popular website of anti-government red shirt protesters in Thailand has now been blocked by government authorities. This move could further strain relations between the red shirt movement and the Thai government which is believed to have connections to influential groups in Thailand.
Trying to access www.redshirttv.com at 8 p.m. today resulted in a browser redirect to w3.mict.go.th (the website of the Thai Ministry of Information and Communication Technology) followed by a server timeout message. Such errors are not uncommon when trying to access web sites blocked by the MICT, and presumably the servers at the MICT are even more overloaded than usual.
Out of curiosity, we checked the domain registration details for redshirttv.com but found the record was protected by WhoisGuard. We also Googled site:www.redshirttv.com and found 86 pages including the home page with the following text:
ดูทีวีออนไลน์ สถานีประชาชน สถานีประชาธิปไตย People Channel Dstation TV
which translates as follows: Watch TV online. People’s Station. Democracy Station.