11 Jun 2012
Video clip of panel discussion on the lese majeste law held on 7 June in Bangkok with speakers including Benedict Anderson, Pravit Rojanaphruk, Andrew MacGregor Marshall (via Skype), and Sulak Sivaraksa, moderated by Lisa Gardner.
18 May 2012
Eyewitnesses have come forward in the case of slain Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi, his sister said today, ensuring that his case will be heard before Thai courts.
1 May 2012
As reported widely and so too here at Siam Voices: Earlier today, with the eyes of international media upon it, Thailand’s judiciary would delay the delivery of a final verdict in the ongoing case of Prachatai executive director Chiranuch Premchaiporn.
11 Feb 2012
Thai authorities should "vigorously pursue perpetrators of hate speech directed at Nitirat and other peaceful critics," say Amnesty International (AI).
12 Nov 2011
Prachatai has monitored the case closely, writing that "the Thai-born American citizen was arrested by the Department of Special Investigation in late May this year for allegedly translating the banned book ‘The King Never Smiles’ and placing links to download the translation on the internet, violating the lèse majesté law and the 2007 Computer Crimes Act."
26 Sep 2011
Federico Ferrara is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He is the author of "Thailand Unhinged: The Death of Thai-Style Democracy" (2011), described as a "expose that offers a no-apologies, scathing critique of Thai society and politics in post-Thaksin Thailand." His research speaks to political transitions and democratic reform across Southeast Asia.
18 Sep 2011
Authorities have confirmed that citizen photographer Bernd Mechsner, 50, passed away earlier in the week. Bernd, a Swiss scientist, businessman and resident in Thailand for over a decade, died as a result of sudden heart complications on Monday evening, at his home in Bangkok.
9 Sep 2011
International Media Advocates on the Case of Prachatai Executive Director Chiranuch Premchaiporn
5 Sep 2011
A Bangkok-based computer programmer is the latest individual to be charged with both lese-majeste and the Computer Crimes Act.
26 Aug 2011
U.S. citizen and lèse majesté prisoner Joe Gordon is “learning a lot about Thai politics, in prison,” and intends to mount a serious charge against the Thai Government in light of his ongoing incarceration.
11 Aug 2011
Late last month, Joe Gordon, a Thai-American citizen, was again denied bail on charges relating to lese-majeste and the Computer Crimes Act (CCA). The decision marks the seventh and final appeal for bail during the period of his pre-trial incarceration.
3 Aug 2011
While international media report that the security forces of President Basher Al Assad have, since Sunday, escalated their attacks against pro-democracy civilians, resulting in some 200 deaths, Syria’s ambassador to Thailand prefers Syrian state-owned reportage: claiming international reports are simply “not true.”