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By Prachatai |
<p>Arthit Suriyawongkul, a Thai PhD student at Trinity College Dublin, has filed a complaint with the Thai Administrative Court on Wednesday (25 March) calling for the repeal of the new travel restrictions announced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), which require Thai nationals returning from overseas to present a fit to fly certificate and a certifying letter from their local Thai Embassy before being allowed to board a flight home.</p>
By Nutcha Tantivitayapitak |
<div> <div>The coordinator of the Thai Netizen Network analyses the latest draft of the Cyber Security Bill, saying that the definition of “cyber” is too broad, there is a risk of offending over content affecting security, the Committee is structured to give dominant power to the security sector, and private agencies not complying with requests for data may be penalised, but state requests for data do not require any court order. </div> <div> </div> <div>“Cyber security is the security of general infrastructure systems, whether it’s finance, the economy, society, daily activities </div></div>
<div>Though the film has returned, the laws that give authorities absolute censorship power still remain.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 27 June 2017, Thai netizens were able to access the “The Great Dictator” again, following its <a href="">previous ban</a> at the junta’s request.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Certain URLs containing the film were reportedly blocked in Thailand on 21 June, after the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights (TANCR) encouraged followers on its Facebook page to watch and share the film en masse at 7 pm of 24 June 2017 to commemo </div>
<p dir="ltr">The amended version of the controversial Computer Crime Act will give the Thai authorities a blank check to close down websites as the regime wishes, said an internet freedom advocate. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
By Austin Silvan |
<div>In light of recent events where some space has been given by authorities to Thais’ to publicly discuss more controversial topics, Amnesty International’s birthday seemed to follow that trend.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In the evening of Friday, 27 May, Amnesty International Thailand held an event, with fun activities and a panel discussion, at Root Garden at Thong Lor to celebrate the 55th year of the international organization. </div>
<p>Six civil organizations denounced the eight Digital Economy bills recently approved by the junta, saying they are national security bills in disguise and that the bill will pave the way for a state monopoly of the telecommunication business.</p>