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3 Feb 2022
The student activist group Bad Student, along with other partner organizations, is preparing to propose a students’ rights bill in a bid to guarantee the rights and protection of students in Thai schools.
1 Feb 2022
The Cabinet approved the draft Act on Media Ethics and Professional Standards on 11 January, passing it on to join the queue for parliamentary debate and approval. In principle, it claims to support self-regulation by media professionals . But many still have concerns over it becoming another tool for censorship.
1 Feb 2022
10 months after the coup, many Karen and Karenni refugees are still hiding in the forests and mountains, while concerns over wars on the border have increased. We discuss with academics the role of diplomacy in refugee assistance to enhance national security and developing diplomacy to pressure Min Aung Hlaing.
31 Jan 2022
Talking with migrant labourers and field workers in Chiang Mai about COVID-19 test measures.
27 Jan 2022
When the state locked down workers’ camps without providing assistance to camp residents, the volunteer network ‘No One Cares’ was born.
25 Jan 2022
PM2.5 has gained wide public awareness amongst Thais for nearly a decade. Many probably have questioned how much longer we need to live with the health crisis brought on by the annual recurrent problem of ultra-fine dust particles which the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed causes 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide each year.  
16 Jan 2022
For our 2021 Person of the Year, Prachatai has chosen Worawan Sae-aung, an elderly fruit vendor and regular protest-goer, for her courage in standing up against the authorities and her relentless support of the pro-democracy movement.
11 Jan 2022
After a failed attempt a decade ago to amend or abolish the section of the Criminal Code that punishes people for defaming, insulting or threatening members of the monarchy, new calls have emerged questioning the monarch’s role in Thai democracy and have faced legal harassment.
5 Jan 2022
A year and a half after the protest at the Democracy Monument on 18 July 2020, the youth-led protests have expanded into a popular movement including issues from labour rights and gender equality to religious reform and monarchy reform.
13 Dec 2021
In Thailand, efforts to control Aedes mosquitoes and dengue fever have produced uneven results. Over the past few decades, the toll of the disease has diminished in some areas. In others, mosquito-borne infections remain high. To improve the situation, control measures are being reconsidered.
3 Dec 2021
Despite the Constitutional Court's ruling that only allowing marriage registration to heterosexual couple does not go against the Constitution, Thai activists are moving forward in their fight for marriage equality. 
3 Dec 2021
The rainy season comes and goes, leaving behind hundreds of thousands dengue fever patients. Each year, hundreds die of the disease. The recurring outbreak was bad enough before. Now mosquitoes have developed improved resistance to control measures, creating a new challenge for public health officials.

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