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10 Sep 2021
Prachatai’s Facebook page has been found on the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES)’s list of sites that spread fake news, which also includes Facebook pages for activists and activist groups, as well as other online news sites.
7 Aug 2021
Two reporters have filed a lawsuit against the Royal Thai Police, after they were injured with rubber bullets while covering the 18 July 2021 protest. 
5 Aug 2021
Prasong Khotsongkhram, who was arrested on 8 July and detained on royal defamation charges, has been granted bail after spending 27 days in prison.
4 Aug 2021
The use of force to crack down on protests and arrests of protesters show that the state wants to suppress dissenters and create a climate of fears, says Amnesty International, who calls for the repeal of the Emergency Decree. 
4 Aug 2021
An Amnesty International staff member has been fined along with three other speakers and a panel moderator for taking part in a panel discussion on enforced disappearance on 4 July 2021.
30 Jul 2021
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha issued on Thursday (29 July) a new order under the Emergency Decree banning distribution of information causing public fear or misinformation.
23 Jul 2021
The public prosecutor decided today (22 July) to indict 13 protesters facing lèse majesté and sedition charges for their involvement in the 26 October 2020 protest in front of the German Embassy in Bangkok.
23 Jul 2021
19-year-old rapper Danupha Khanatheerakul, known under her stage name Milli, received a fine after she was charged with defamation for posting on her Twitter account criticism of the government.
13 Jul 2021
As Thai authorities imposed strict virus prevention measures in Bangkok and nine provinces from Monday, Amnesty International calls on authorities to use these restrictions solely to address worsening rates of Covid-19 infection and not to arbitrarily or disproportionately penalise individuals for peacefully exercising their rights.
8 Jul 2021
Following a launch on 1 July, a new exhibition showcasing political cartoons by artists from 5 ASEAN countries is now online and will be on display until 31 July.
29 Jun 2021
The online royalist group Thailand Help Centre for Cyberbullying Victims has reportedly threatened to file lèse majesté charges, or Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, against over 100 people, whose personal details were released on a Google map link.
18 Jun 2021
Prachatai speaks to Mimi, a 17-year-old gender equality activist facing charges for violation of the Emergency Decree and the Public Assembly Act, about the beginning of their activism, life after facing charges for political expression, and the importance of gender justice in the pro-democracy movement.

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