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Anti-government protesters hold photos of political commentator Pavin Chachavalpongpun (C) and ex-Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall at a rally in Bangkok, 16 August 2020, LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images

Thailand: Proposed initiatives to combat ‘fake news’ undermine freedom of expression

ARTICLE 19 said the proposed new regulations would add to a number of existing mechanisms to monitor and punish vaguely defined ‘fake news’.

A protester wearing a mask gives the three-finger salute during a pro-democracy rally, in Bangkok, Thailand, 6 December 2020, MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images

Thailand: Child prosecuted for insulting monarchy

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights has reported that at least 41 children have been charged for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly since the youth-led pro-democracy rallies started in July 2020.

Members of the National Legislative Assembly attend the first meeting at Parliament, in Bangkok,Thailand, 8 August 2014, PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP via Getty Images

Thailand: Groups say NGO law would strike severe blow to human rights

Several global groups said a draft law in Thailand threatens to muzzle civil society groups and non-government organizations.