Category : Thailand

Don’t SLAPP the Messenger

alt informationRachel Long, Elif Shafak and Jacqueline Woodson explore what ‘freedom’ means in the culture of traditional publishing. Chaired by Urvashi Butalia and part of Banned Books Week

Protest & Repression Around the Globe: A roundtable discussion on Hong Kong, Thailand, Russia and Belarus

alt informationRachel Long, Elif Shafak and Jacqueline Woodson explore what ‘freedom’ means in the culture of traditional publishing. Chaired by Urvashi Butalia and part of Banned Books Week

2020: One for the history books

alt informationThe past year has been all about restriction of our freedoms and not just to stop the spread of Covid

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Pravit Rojanaphruk’s amused disobedience to his military-assigned “attitude adjusters” serves to make them look outdated and slightly ridiculous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. […]