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Stories about Thailand

17 May 2015

Rohingya Boat Refugees Rejected by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia

"Action on #Rohingya is a real test of character for #ASEAN. Are we compassionate or heartless nations?"

15 May 2015

Global Voices Partners With Thai News Site Prachatai

Prachatai, which means 'free people' in Thai, is an independent online newspaper in Thailand that has defied authorities by making a stand against martial law.

27 April 2015

Southeast Asian Activists Unite in ‘People’s Walk’ Ahead of Regional Leaders’ Summit

More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.

5 April 2015

Thailand’s New Security Law ‘Annihilates Freedom of Expression’

Global Voices Advocacy

Thailand's military-backed government lifted martial law in the country but signed a new order which gave broad powers to army personnel.

4 April 2015

A Day After Martial Law Was Lifted, Patani Students Arrested in South Thailand

"We hope to see more calling for the freedom of our fellow students."

5 March 2015

Buddhist Villagers Protest Construction of Mosque in Northern Thailand

Thailand is a Buddhist-majority country while Muslims constitute about 5 percent of the population. Some Thais are unhappy with the intolerance demonstrated by the protesters.

12 February 2015

One Simple Infographic to Understand Political Repression in Thailand

Prachatai's infographic lists some of the ordinary activities the authorities have suppressed over the past nine months. The junta's paranoia runs deep.

10 February 2015

Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?

In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.

6 February 2015

Thai Junta Gives ‘Attitude Adjustments’ to Those Who Dare Step Out of Line

The Thai junta is summoning individuals whom they perceive as dissenters or those requiring an “attitude adjustment” for having different views. Three recent cases highlight this worrying trend.

3 February 2015

Thailand’s Digital Economy Bills Could Worsen Media Repression

Global Voices Advocacy

Some civil society organizations are calling the draft digital economy bills “national security bills in disguise” because of their repressive provisions.

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