Scandinavians interested in following the news have a several options open, as the ICT Ministry has announced that it will not shut down the Internet.
This Friday morning, the live news blog from ThaiVisa without the annoying comments is here:
Aljazeera is viewable here: http://pro.livenewschat.tv/
BBC is viewable here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27519940
If you need a proxy to be able to watch banned websites in Thailand, you can buy one here, that works well: http://vpn-byen.dk/
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Most TV channels resumed operations later on Friday, except Thai PBS. The exception is likely a punishment of Thai PBS news director who Thursday night refused to close down the youtube channel and kept airing news. At the peak point, the news program had 159.000 viewers. Then army personnel entered the news room, forced the channel off and took the news director into custody. But after the national anthem at 18.00 also Thai PBS was back on – except live on youtube.
You can watch the closure here if you move back the play back point a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8kvXhMlFP8&feature=share
Staff also filmed behind the scene as it happened: http://youtu.be/jxeLfX976E0