Thailand: ‘New regulation curtails free speech’

Recent articles in Thailand

Thailand: Sedition, lèse-majesté charges against protesters proliferate

Six individuals who joined a protest in November 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand were charged with sedition and insulting the monarchy.

Thailand: Government urged to do more to protect protesters from violence

Thirteen organizations have written a letter to the Thailand government expressing concern about the use of excessive force by the police and other security forces against protesters and the intensified harassment and detention of pro-democracy leaders.

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’.