Reuters has a write-up looking at how Asian nations are realising that they cannot control the internet (here). The article mentions a few obvious characters like China and Singapore with Malaysia, India and South Korea all mentioned too. There is no coverage of Thailand – where use of lese majeste laws is regressing, according to...
BEIJING (AP) — China’s most popular microblogging site is cracking down on what it says is the spread of false rumors after the ruling Communist Party told Internet companies to tighten control over information online. The move by Sina Corp. reflects the pressure on China’s Internet companies, most of which are privately owned, to take...
BEIJING (AP) — A Communist Party leader has told China’s Internet companies to tighten control over material online as Beijing cracks down on dissent and tries to block the rise of Middle East-style protests. The party secretary for Beijing, Liu Qi, issued the warning following a visit this week to Sina Corp., which operates a...
More than a week has passed since Kasetsart graduate Norawase Yospiyasathien became the youngest (documented) person to be arrested on lese majeste charges after being controversially reported to authorities by the university’s deputy rector, Nipon Limlamtong, and more details of the case have emerged through media reports. I speculated in my original post that the...
Friday saw a 23-year-old man become the latest Thai citizen to be arrested on lese majeste charges, said to have defamed the country’s monarchy, following entries to his blog while he was a student at Kasetsart University in Bangkok. [NOTE: an update can be found on the situation including the man's name, details, bail etc...
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