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Stories about Thailand

1 December 2014

Selfies, ‘Sandwich Parties’ and ‘The Hunger Games': How Activists Have Challenged Thailand's Martial Law

Six months have passed since the army grabbed power and declared martial law in Thailand. During this time, Thai citizens have used various forms of protests against the junta.

10 November 2014

Thai Student Activist Says Military Junta Is Monitoring Her Actions

Nattanan Warintarawet, who vocally defends free assembly and expression, spoke with Global Voices about her experience in promoting reforms in the military-backed government of Thailand.

28 July 2014

Thai Junta Issues New Gag Order Against Media

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

Thai Junta Tightens its Grip on the Internet

Findings from the Citizen Lab’s network measurement tests show that blocking in the days following Thailand's coup was “highly dynamic.”

11 July 2014

Blocking Facebook: A Hot New Trend in Southeast Asia?

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

Thai Junta Used Facebook App to Harvest Email Addresses

New revelations show how determined the Thai government is to warp the Internet — including social media — to its own ends.

23 June 2014

“Happy” in Thailand? How the Coup Regime is Still Suppressing Democracy

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

Interview: Thailand's Coup Brings Self-Censorship, Curtailment of Free Speech

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

“I Can Feel Total Censorship in the Air”: Internet Freedom Evaporates in Thailand

"Freedom of expression is Thailand is at stake...Simply criticising the Council could land one before a military court."

28 May 2014

Netizen Report: Thai Military Blocks Over 100 Websites Under Martial Law

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.