25 Sep 2023
The cabinet has approved confidentiality guidelines preventing unauthorised disclosure of information about cabinet meeting discussions to the media. The guidelines allows for government agencies to take disciplinary action against civil servants and press charges against anyone who damages national security by disclosing such information.
20 Jul 2023
A new book edited by Thai academic in exile Pavin Chachavalpongpun has been banned in Thailand ahead of its October 2023 release for being insulting to the monarchy and damaging national security.
1 Jun 2023
A major satellite and cable TV provider appears to have blocked the broadcasts about the Thai election of several overseas news agencies, according to reports on social media and eyewitness accounts.
16 Feb 2023
A group of filmmakers and an activist came together in Bangkok to discuss their experiences with film censorship in Thailand, and the ways they have learned to get around it.
5 Dec 2022
On 25 December 2022, online platform providers must abide by a new regulation to quickly deal with complaints from the authorities - and literally everyone else - over content deemed to be in violation of the problematic Computer Crimes Act.
9 Jul 2022
On 7 July, Patiroob (reform), a Rap Against Dictatorship (R.A.D.) song, was again blocked on YouTube as a result of a Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) petition to the Court that it should be prohibited under the terms of the Computer Crime Act.
30 Jul 2021
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha issued on Thursday (29 July) a new order under the Emergency Decree banning distribution of information causing public fear or misinformation.
29 Jul 2021
6 leading Thai professional media associations issued a statement condemning what they consider an official assault on the Thai public’s right to good information as well as freedom of expression in general.
5 Jan 2021
The music video for Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD)’s latest song “Reform” has been blocked on YouTube’s Thai domain due to a “legal complaint from the government.
16 Jun 2020
Mural paintings of Mae Sitang Buathong, Prawit Wongsuwan and Prayut Chan-o-cha have become a controversy after the National Office of Buddhism and Tewan Liptapallop, Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, declared that the paintings are inappropriate and should be erased. Tewan also ordered the National Office of Buddhism to uncover any paintings with hidden political messages in temples across the country.
27 Apr 2020
The leading Thai cable TV company True has published a job ad looking for someone to monitor and censor content related to Article 112 ‘of the Thai constitution’, an apparently mistaken reference to the lèse majesté law or Article 112 the Criminal Code. a screengrabbed part of the job-ad by True Corporation pcl.
21 Apr 2020
It has only been one month since the declaration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but already the CIVICUS Monitor is documenting an alarming deterioration in civic space across 40 countries. A new brief released today by the CIVICUS Monitor, shows that many governments are responding to the pandemic in an unjustifiable and unnecessary manner.