ThisAble.me interviewed Pongsak Chan-on, the Thailand coordinator for ANFREL, on the challenges faced by people with disability voting in the upcoming 2019 general election.
Relatives of Asian workers who participated in the construction of the Death Railway have retraced their state-forgotten stories in Thailand 75 years after its completion. The head of the group wants a proper official commemoration and a detailed history to recognize the victims and their countries.
Duncan McCargo: Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated Populism, Electoralism, Authoritarianism? By Prof. Duncan McCargo (The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds) Moderator: Asst.Prof. Prajak Kongkirati, Thammasat University
Panel discussion “Middle Classes in Southeast Asia : Hegemony and Illiberalism” 11 July 2018, At the Chumbhot-Pantip Conference Room, 4th Floor Prajadhipok Building, Chulalongkorn University
About 20 people gathered at the skywalk in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre at 6 pm on 19 September 2017 to commemorate the 11th year anniversary of the 2006 coup d’état. The event was organised by Sirawit Serithiwat
Plenary - Keynote I "Khruba Srivichai: From Sacred Biography to National Historiography" by Katherine A. Bowie Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For over a decade, villagers in Udonthani have fought against local potash mining to preserve their right to access to natural resources. The video is produced by Mingkhwan Thuemo as part of Prachatai’s project “Difference, Diversity and Common”, supported by the Canadian Embassy in Thailand. The project’s goal is to promote better understanding of human rights and social diversity.
All government megaprojects come with costs for local lives and communities. People living by the Chaophraya River are among those who stand against the government’s projects, in order to preserve their identity and community.
The internet has significantly expanded the space for free discussion, a key value in a democratic society. But it has also pulled people deeply into “group polarization”, leading to the use of hate speech against those who have different ideas. So what should be the priority -- online freedom or elimination of hate speech?
If university wants to revoke student rights of those who skip university activities, what will student council do -- concede or resist? The video is produced by Natthanon Ratri as part of Prachatai’s project “Difference, Diversity and Common”, supported by the Canadian Embassy in Thailand. The project’s goal is to promote better understanding of human rights and social diversity.