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Akong was sentenced to 20 years in jailed for an unproven lese majeste case on the basis of Thailand's Computer Crime Act. The 61-year-old grandfather, who had long battled with oral cancer, was believed to have died as a result of this disease. Attempts to get bail for Akong, most...
A capacity crowd of supporters filled the lèse majesté trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of Thailand’s independent online news portal Prachatai, which continued into its seventh day at Bangkok’s Criminal Court. Yesterday’s animated senior judge, The Honourable Kampol Rungrat, was joined by a second. An affable police major-general, Suraphon Tuanphong,...
Stories about Thailand
28 July 2014
A new order from the Thai military government bans "criticism of operations of the [Junta], its officials, or any related individual," among other things.
15 July 2014
11 July 2014
More and more governments in Southeast Asia are becoming aggressive in their efforts to block Facebook, especially during crisis moments. Netizens should respond by remaining vigilant.
30 June 2014
23 June 2014
Mass media is being censored, Facebook is under fire and even the Hunger Games salute has been outlawed. Are Thais truly "happy" under the military regime?
13 June 2014
In this interview with a Thai citizen, we learn the impact of the ongoing military coup on the media and online freedom of expression in Thailand.
30 May 2014
"Freedom of expression is Thailand is at stake...Simply criticising the Council could land one before a military court."
28 May 2014
This week, floods in Serbia bring wave of anti-censorship activism, a Singporean political blogger faces defamation charges, and privacy prevails in Germany's “revenge porn” case.
25 April 2014
Two reporters in Thailand are facing a defamation suit filed by the Royal Thai Navy after they quoted a Pulitzer-winning Reuters story about official involvement in trafficking Rohingya refugees.
8 November 2013
The Thailand government is proposing amendments to its already draconian Computer Crimes Act that would allow authorities to block websites without seeking court approval.