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Thai journalists have called on the country's powerful military not to pressure the media after uniformed soldiers protested outside a television station over comments critical of the army chief. 

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-O-Cha, pictured at military base at Kantharalak district of Si Sa Ket province near the Thai-Cambodian border, on February 9, 2011. Thai journalists have called on the country's powerful military not to pressure the media after uniformed soldiers protested outside a television station over comments critical of the army chief.

The Thai Journalists Association, which comprises representatives from the kingdom's newspapers, raised concerns on Saturday after around 30 troops held a two-day protest calling for an apology.

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