National Statistics Office expresses concern for children television and radio interests

September 1st, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Secretary-General of the National Statistics Office (NSO) Thananuch Threethipyabutr (ธนนุช ตรีทิพยบุตร) stated that an ongoing study by the office, which has commenced for almost 20 years now, has found that Thai citizens aged 6 and up are listening to the radio less and watching television more from 1989. The most popular programming amongst youths for both television and radio are entertainment based programs more over than educational programs such as documentaries. More adult audiences have been found to watch the news with the working age population taking in a mix of both.

The Secretary-General expressed concern over the nation’s youth who do not show any interest towards current events or educational media. She stated that if educational material could be intertwined into entertainment shows, it would be very beneficial. She also said that a stringent watch must be kept so that inappropriate material is not displayed on entertainment shows.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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