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Tongue-Thai’ed!: Has Thailand’s self-proclaimed chief censor crossed the LINE?

By Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:00AM UTC 4 Comments Image from the Line website: line.naver.jp

This is part XXI of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, in which we encapsulate the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Thailand has a long line of officers, politicians and other authority figures who think...

Thai authorities use scare tactics to curb political rumors online

By Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:00AM UTC 1 Comment Thai authorities use scare tactics to curb political rumors online

Thailand’s authorities are openly resorting to scare tactics to curb online discussions of politics after the summoning of several users for posting coup rumors on Facebook and a dumbfoundingly revealing interview with an official admitting his division’s use of said methods. The debate of the amnesty bills in parliament last week and the anticipation of...

Tongue-Thai’ed!: An insult to the PM, a libel suit and an avalanche of poor decisions

By Fri, May 10, 2013 11:00AM UTC Comments Off Tongue-Thai’ed!: An insult to the PM, a libel suit and an avalanche of poor decisions

This is part XIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, in which we encapsulate the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. In her tenure for almost two years now, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra generally comes...

Public seminar on ‘Democracy and Freedom of Expression’ in Ubon Ratchathani

By Thu, Jun 21, 2012 10:30AM UTC Comments Off

By Saksith Saiyasombut There were a few events and discussion panels on freedom of speech and how the lèse majesté laws is heavily contributing to the continuous deterioration of that in Thailand in recent years. There was the panel discussion with Sulak, Pravit, Marshall and Anderson hosted by Siam Voices contributor Lisa Gardner, then the FCCT (where...

Google releases Transparency Report: Thailand an unknown quantity

By Tue, Jun 19, 2012 1:06AM UTC 3 Comments Google releases Transparency Report: Thailand an unknown quantity

By Lisa Gardner The previous page is sending you to http://www.mict.go.th/. If you do not want to visit that page, you can return to the previous page. So reads Google’s message of compliance with government requests that certain web pages in Thailand be blocked. Google bucked international trends in 2011 by blocking access to hundreds...

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