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"It made me question why Thailand is still so poor, and why the poor in Thailand are so repressed.”
Authorities will also file sedition charges against the Facebook user for 'liking' and 'sharing' an infographic which explains a corruption scandal involving the military.
"The single benefit is to the government and security agencies. They will be able to secretly wiretap, filter, and censor everything that is sent and received by every Internet user."
"Freedom can't be maintained if we're not willing to defend it," Pravit tweeted on the day of his detention.
"How can they arrest Father? Father didn’t kill anybody; the judgment is excessive."
Thailand's military-backed government lifted martial law in the country but signed a new order which gave broad powers to army personnel.
While Thailand and Singapore press for broader surveillance powers, Ecuadorian social media users take heat from their president and Macedonia says no to drones.
Some civil society organizations are calling the draft digital economy bills “national security bills in disguise” because of their repressive provisions.
From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground, on the Internet, in court and behind bars.
Selfies, ‘Sandwich Parties’ and ‘The Hunger Games': How Activists Have Challenged Thailand's Martial Law
Six months have passed since the army grabbed power and declared martial law in Thailand. During this time, Thai citizens have used various forms of protests against the junta.
Nattanan Warintarawet, who vocally defends free assembly and expression, spoke with Global Voices about her experience in promoting reforms in the military-backed government of Thailand.
A new order from the Thai military government bans "criticism of operations of the [Junta], its officials, or any related individual," among other things.
Findings from the Citizen Lab’s network measurement tests show that blocking in the days following Thailand's coup was “highly dynamic.”
More and more governments in Southeast Asia are becoming aggressive in their efforts to block Facebook, especially during crisis moments. Netizens should respond by remaining vigilant.
New revelations show how determined the Thai government is to warp the Internet — including social media — to its own ends.
Mass media is being censored, Facebook is under fire and even the Hunger Games salute has been outlawed. Are Thais truly "happy" under the military regime?
In this interview with a Thai citizen, we learn the impact of the ongoing military coup on the media and online freedom of expression in Thailand.
"Freedom of expression is Thailand is at stake...Simply criticising the Council could land one before a military court."
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The military says that it must control TV, radio stations and the Internet as a way to ensure that “truthful” and “correct” information is disseminated to the population.