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13 Jul 2020
Adults must listen to student voices against authoritarianism in schools rather than attempt to censor them, an education expert says. All stakeholders should join in fighting the deep-rooted problems to make the students’ voices louder.
29 Jun 2020
While a vaguely-written core curriculum leads schools and educators to a non-ideal teaching approach to English, teachers say the bigger problem that fails students is the surrounding environment and attitudes toward English.
25 Jun 2020
A Chulalongkorn University (CU) journalism expert says the way the Thai media covers protests without enough context influences people’s perception. She encourages journalists to conduct more investigative reports rather than event-based news focused on violence and confrontation. 
16 Jun 2020
The death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement sparks a conversation about police brutality, discrimination, and systematic racism in the US that spreads across the world, even Thailand. Here, Chatchai Mongkol speaks to African-American teachers on their experience of racism and colourism in Thailand. 
13 Jun 2020
An Army sergeant has spoken out after finding himself involved in military corruption and has received a questionable lengthy punishment for his pains. Military reform, civilian control and systematic external monitoring are needed to shed light on an uncomfortable truth within the Thai military.
10 Jun 2020
Three members from the internationally-recognized troupe performers jailed in 2019 for mocking Myanmar’s military are still behind bars as an amnesty overlook political prisoners. Domestic politics and ethnic conflicts contribute contribute largely in this phenomena.
9 Jun 2020
The Covid-19 outbreak has added to the uncertainty of university graduates’ struggle to find a job as unemployment soars and government solutions are just not enough. Academics urge state-funded training and employment projects.
29 May 2020
Thousands of foreign nationals who are married to Thai citizens are expressing their concerns and frustrations over the Thai government’s travel restrictions because they are not included among those allowed into the country, leaving them stranded overseas, separated from their loved ones.
26 May 2020
Three Thai exchange students in the US share their experience of facing government restrictions as they try to return home after their programmes were cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.
20 May 2020
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Thai monks are returning the favor to the communities around their temples by setting up food donation spots, a concept which has also moved online. Mutita Chuachang investigates. 
12 May 2020
A seawall construction project is in its first phase at Muang Ngam beach in Songkhla Province. The authorities and some local people disagree over the necessity and legitimacy of the project, but it seems that an amendment to the law on Environment Impact Assessments (EIAs) has played an important role in provoking the confrontation.
8 May 2020
Interviews with an academic, a political party leader, a civil society leader and an entrepreneur in search of whether the Emergency Decree really helps fight Covid-19 cast doubt on its epidemiological effect while concerns mount over the abuse of power of arrest. A Covid-19 checkpoint at Nong Khai province. (File Photo)

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