14 Oct 2020
Soon after the 2020 New Year celebration, a newly identified Corona virus in China started its global spread around the world, leading to the severest and deadliest pandemic since the Spanish Flu. Today, the situation on COVID-19 infections seems not to get better as there are second waves in many European countries, while India has around 6.6 million infection cases. (Originally published in Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)
7 Oct 2020
Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the CIVICUS Monitor has found ongoing and unjustifiable restrictions on the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression across the world, while people continue to mobilise despite these restrictions.
18 Sep 2020
If the curfew in Bangkok during the lockdown period was tiresome enough, imagine being allowed to travel for only 3 days a week. The border shutdown ordered from the central authorities is needlessly affecting livelihoods in the north that are highly dependent on trans-border activities.
23 Jul 2020
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has proposed to extend the State of Emergency for yet another month, but will no longer ban public gatherings.
22 Jul 2020
A student staging a hunger strike in front of Government House since July 20 are demanding social welfare and solutions for unemployment and economic problems.
17 Jul 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: VIP ball
16 Jul 2020
Rayong people have expressed disappointment that an Egyptian military officer was found positive for Covid-19. Police have arrested protestors without charge before a visit by the PM, while business representatives urge 14 days quarantine for all incoming passengers.
14 Jul 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Foreign VIP
14 Jul 2020
An Egyptian air force pilot who tested positive for Covid-19 was part of a group allowed to leave quarantine and visit public venues in Rayong, says the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday (13 July).
13 Jul 2020
Chulalongkorn University’s Vaccine Research Center (Chula VRC) along with University of Pennsylvania are developing a vaccine for Covid-19. The vaccine has worked well on mice and primates. It will be ready for testing on humans this October.
9 Jul 2020
The Student Union of Thailand (SUT) has organized an act of civil disobedience in front of Pathumwan Police Station to oppose the fourth month of the state of emergency. The Union also called for an end to state harassment of dissidents.
8 Jul 2020
Signs of a cabinet reshuffle show an attempt by the establishment to solve disputes within the government coalition. Facing a crisis of legitimacy, they also want to buy time.