FACT needs your help - a call for motivated volunteers

Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) is a network of activists campaigning against censorship since November 15, 2006.

We stand for NO censorship, NO compromise! Read that again: NO means NO!

FACT is the only international news aggregator of censorship issues worldwide. We report and comment on censorship issues in every country from a Thai perspective and, of course, report on the many Thai censorship issues.

We have no political agenda. We believe that everyone has a right to be heard. we believe a fully-informed public must have access to all information in order to make responsible decisions for our country. Our only issue is censorship in its many forms.

FACT is a radical resistance organisation dedicated to human rights. Some of the censorship issues we have posted and commented upon are academic censorship; book censorship; capital punishment and prisons; censorship by copyright, and file-sharing; cybercrime law; data retention and deep packet inspection; defamation and libel; illegal drugs and drug wars; film and fine art censorship; freedom of information law; genetically-modified foods; game and toy censorship; gay and gender censorship; globalisation and free trade; jihadi censorship; lese majeste law; martial law and internal security; music censorship; Patani and banned organisations; police impunity; pornography, sex and prostitution; racism, minorities and refugees; radio censorship; religion; suicide and abortion censorship; the surveillance society; TV censorship; war and weapons.

FACT needs volunteers who have signed or are willing to sign FACT’s petition against all censorship: http://facthai.wordpress.com/sign

Because international censorship issues are reported in English, we need to expand our Thai language postings.

FACT needs volunteers who regularly read a wide variety of Thai news, mainstream, alternative and Web-based, who will post and comment to FACTsite in Thai.

Most of the original reporting and press releases FACT creates are in English. FACT need volunteers who can translate our output from English to Thai and occasionally translate Thai issues from Thai to English for our international readership.

FACT has reached more than 600,000 readers. Won’t you join us?

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