Category : Thailand

Thailand must end judicial harassment of journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls on Thai authorities to unconditionally drop charges against Pravit Rojanaphruk.

Protests in motion: When films inspire rights’ movements

alt informationTen Years, a dystopian vision of Hong Kong under China’s rule, is just the last example of how popular films and rights’ movements can go together

#IndexAwards2016: Pravit Rojanaphruk has been targeted for speaking against Thailand’s military rule

alt informationOn social media Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk’s amused disobedience to his military-assigned “attitude adjusters” serves to make them look outdated and slightly ridiculous

Thailand: Can the junta deliver on promises to “bring back happiness”?

alt informationThe junta’s message to the public is, don’t worry about the abrogation of human rights, freedom of assembly and the clampdown on the media, writes Tom McGregor

Laos: Crony scheme in control of press and civil society

alt informationPeople forget, as they rarely do with Vietnam or China, that Laos is still a communist state with complete control over the press and civil society. Helen Clark reports

Where insulting royalty will put you in jail

An editor was last month sentenced to 11 years in prison, for "defaming" the country's king. Geoffrey Cain reports on how Thailand's lèse majesté laws have chilled free speech

Index Index – International free speech roundup 23/01/13

Index Index - International free speech roundup 23/01/13

The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration: Light on free speech

On Sunday, the world prepared for President Obama’s first-time visit to the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). But underneath the press torrent was a lesser-known event: the leaders of the 10 member states of the regional bloc signed the much-lamented ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). Freedom of expression, internet privacy, and […]

UAE: Activist deported to Thailand

The United Arab Emirates deported an online activist to Thailand yesterday, it has been reported. Ahmed Abdul Khaleq was stripped of his rights to live in the country as a result of his campaigning. His website included appeals for a greater public role in the UAE’s political affairs. Political parties are banned in the Gulf nation. […]

Chiranuch Premchaiporn avoids jail term in Thai lèse majesté case

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director of the news and current affairs website Prachatai, has been convicted by the Bangkok Criminal court and sentenced to a fine and a suspended eight month prison term. Peter Noorlander reports

Chiranuch Premchaiporn avoids jail term in Thai lèse majesté case

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director of the news and current affairs website Prachatai, was today convicted by the Bangkok Criminal court and sentenced to a fine and a suspended eight month prison term. Her crime was to fail to act quickly enough to remove user comments that were defamatory of the monarchy. At the time that she […]

Thailand: Webmaster Chiranuch Premchaiporn sentenced in lèse majesté case

A Thai webmaster has been found guilty of not removing posts deemed insulting to the country’s monarchy quickly enough. The court showed leniency to Chiranuch Premchaiporn, who faced up to 20 years in prison under the country’s computer crime laws. She was fined 20,000 baht ($625),  and given an eight month suspended sentence. Chiranuch was prosecuted after comments posted on her website Prachatai news […]