20 Nov 2014
The military on Thursday afternoon forced a seminar on land and tax reform to be canceled, saying that they should only speak to the junta’s National Reform Council (NRC).
14 Nov 2014
Thailand’s Public Broadcasting Service, Thai PBS, reportedly removed the host of a programme which allowed people to voice opinions on the junta’s reform plans after junta representatives met with the channel’s executives, Isara News Agency reported on Friday.
14 Nov 2014
The Thai military government has invited editors of mainstream media to a few meetings.
5 Nov 2014
Facebook on Wednesday revealed that it had restricted access to five pieces of content at the request of the Thai authorities on the grounds of lèse majesté between January and June 2014. “We restricted access in Thailand to a number of pieces of content reported by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology under local laws prohibiting criticism of the King,” said Facebook in its Government Requests Report. According to the re
20 Oct 2014
The military ordered the editor of anti-establishment socio-political Same Sky journal to delete a Facebook status which states the military’s attempt to censor the publishing house. This shows how serious the decline of basic human rights under the junta is in Thailand. On Sunday afternoon, the military ordered Thanapol Eawsakul, the editor of Same Sky journal (or Fah Diew Kan in Thai), to delete the Facebook status on the conversation with Prajak Kongkirati, a renown political scientist from Thammasat University, at the annual Book Fair in central Bangkok.
15 Oct 2014
Despite the censorship and surveillance already imposed on the press and Internet users after the coup d’état in May, the junta is now exacerbating an environment of fear by further tightening its control over social media.
10 Sep 2014
Thai authorities reportedly planned to implement a surveillance device starting from 15 September to sniff out Thai Internet users, specifically targeting those producing and reading lèse majesté content, a report says. Although the report is yet to be confirmed, it has created greater climate of fear among media. Prachatai has received unconfirmed reports from two different sources.
27 Aug 2014
The conflict over the mine in Loei is the first test of the junta’s policy to create reconciliation. The villagers say they have lost trust after the military intervened.
25 Aug 2014
Khaosod English: Thailand’s military junta has repealed an order that shut down fourteen satellite TV channels shortly after the army declared nationwide martial law in May.
22 Aug 2014
Thailand: Junta Leader Named Prime Minister Repression Continues Three Months After Military Coup AUGUST 22, 2014 (New York) – The appointment of Thailand’s junta leader as prime minister by the military-picked legislature does not advance human rights or a return to democratic rule, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 21, 2014, the 191-member National Legislative Asse
15 Aug 2014
The police on Friday morning arrested and charged Pornthip M. with lèse majesté for her involvement with a political play about a fictional monarch, which has deemed lèse majesté by the police.
8 Aug 2014
Thai military on Friday 'asked for cooperation' from Thammasat University, Bangkok, to stop an academic seminar on the interim charter, held by student activists; however, the university and the event organizers defied the military. A letter, signed by Col Noppadon Tawrit, Commander of the Kings Guard’s 1st Field Artillery Regiment, to the university rector, states “the seminar may affect the attempts to solve national conflict”, so the university should stop the event in order “to prevent the resurgence of differences in political at