In late 2010, the Thai Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) launched the so-called ‘cyber scout’ program aimed to recruit students and young people to monitor online content that could be deemed potentially offensive, especially to Thailand’s monarchy. Now, the military junta is re-introducing the project.
Ever since the military coup of May 22, 2014 the junta that is ruling Thailand has imposed strict censorship measures on the media and has shown repeatedly that it will not tolerate criticism.
BANGKOK (AP) — A video game distributor says Thailand’s film and video censors have banned a city-building simulation game for computers because it could hurt the country’s security.
BEIJING (AP) — Foreign reporters are being allowed to attend China’s Defense Ministry briefings for the first time, marking a small milestone in the increasingly confident Chinese military’s efforts to project a more transparent image.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States has urged the Sri Lankan government to protect the rights of journalists after a government-backed protest forced the cancelation of a training program for journalists.
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