23 Feb 2022
A protest on Sunday (20 February 2022) at Tha Pae gate in Chiang Mai city called for the repeal of the royal defamation law, or Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code.
18 Feb 2022
Two student activists in Chiang Mai have been evicted from their apartment, after police surveillance on their activity caused their landlord concerns.
6 Nov 2021
The Chiang Mai Administrative Court ruled in favour of students from the Media Arts and Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, who filed for a temporary injunction on 18 October after the University administration prohibited them from showing their final theses in the University Art Centre because some pieces dealt with social and political themes.
10 Mar 2021
28 Feb 2021
Two myths created by the media caused misunderstandings. One is that Chiang Mai faced the most severe problem, and the second is that this problem is likely to increase in severity every year. Statistics over the past 24 years indicate otherwise.
20 Jul 2020
Following the mass protest at the Democracy Monument on Saturday (18 July), two more student protests took place in Ubon Ratchathani and Chiang Mai on Sunday (19 July), also demanding the dissolution of parliament, constitutional reform, and for the authorities to stop harassing those who exercise their freedom of expression.
23 Jun 2020
After five hours of an extensive police search —including teams of patrol officers, investigation officers and vehicle theft prevention and suppression officers — a missing royal dog was found at the viewpoint at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
10 Mar 2020
Over 200,000 Women in Asia and the Pacific Join Women’s Global Strike. Strike held on International Women’s Day to reclaim the day. Women express anger at constant attack on their human rights. 8 March, 2020Chiang Mai, Thailand
6 Jun 2018
The Chiang Mai court has concluded that the young Lahu activist Chaiyaphum Pasae was killed by army bullets but would not say whether or not he attempted to fight back against the authorities, despite his family’s request. On 6 June 2018, the Chiang Mai Provincial Court ruled on the extrajudicial killing case of Chaiyaphum Pasae, a young ethnic Lahu activist who was shot dead by a soldier on 17 March 2017.
3 Apr 2018
The editor of a Chiang Mai lifestyle magazine is facing criminal charges for sharing on Facebook a photo of an oil painting that depicted Chiang Mai's three iconic statues of ancient kings wearing face masks in order to promote an anti-air pollution rally. Pim Kemasingki, a Thai-British national who edits the Chiang Mai Citylife magazine, said she found out she was facing charges from the media reports on Friday.
21 Feb 2018
The military has filed charges against participants in last week’s pro-election rally in Chiang Mai for violating the junta’s ban on political gatherings. On 20 February 2018, Lt Ekkaphon Kaeosiri, a military prosecutor, filed charges against four student activists and two villagers who participated in a pro-election rally in front of Chiang Mai University on 14 February. The authorities accused them of violating the Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No.
13 Feb 2018
The authorities have summoned a student activist who planned to hold a pro-election rally in Chiang Mai.