29 Mar 2022
Declared 2 years ago to combat the spread of Covid-19, Thailand’s State of Emergency has resulted in diminished freedom of expression and assembly. It has also been used as grounds for cracking down on pro-democracy protests and prosecuting activists.
26 Mar 2022
Individuals accused of insulting the monarchy are paying astronomical sums of money – sometimes in the millions of baht – to secure their freedom while their cases are ongoing, a practice that one law scholar said could amount to violating the constitutional right to a fair trial.
17 Mar 2022
Prachatai has fact-checked the statement given by Evgeny Tomikhin, Russian Ambassador to Thailand, at a Thai-only media conference on 15 March and found that among the facts, there were contested and misleading claims and baseless accusations regarding the invasion of Ukraine, which he consistently referred to as a “special military operation”
14 Mar 2022
See inside the dark abyss of an online business in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville where over 20 Thais were tricked into leaving home for a promising salary, only to find themselves forced to work in an online fraud scheme, a growing trend in illegal work that shades into human trafficking and modern day slavery in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.
13 Mar 2022
A large number of sex crimes in Thailand go unreported every year, in part because there are simply not enough female police officers, discouraging many victims from speaking up in the first place.
6 Mar 2022
Whatever happened to the monarchy reform movement that sparked massive protests two years ago? Is the movement still around?
21 Feb 2022
A complete guide to an ongoing report about the leak from Credit Suisse, the problem of Swiss banking secrecy and who involves in this global-scale investigative report.
21 Feb 2022
An international investigative report reveals that Credit Suisse Bank account holders include dictator elite, intelligence officers, corrupted officials and people who are involved in human rights abuse. Leading businessmen, bureaucrats and a foreigner who was questioned for tax evasion are found in Thailand.
3 Feb 2022
The student activist group Bad Student, along with other partner organizations, is preparing to propose a students’ rights bill in a bid to guarantee the rights and protection of students in Thai schools.
1 Feb 2022
The Cabinet approved the draft Act on Media Ethics and Professional Standards on 11 January, passing it on to join the queue for parliamentary debate and approval. In principle, it claims to support self-regulation by media professionals . But many still have concerns over it becoming another tool for censorship.
1 Feb 2022
10 months after the coup, many Karen and Karenni refugees are still hiding in the forests and mountains, while concerns over wars on the border have increased. We discuss with academics the role of diplomacy in refugee assistance to enhance national security and developing diplomacy to pressure Min Aung Hlaing.
31 Jan 2022
Talking with migrant labourers and field workers in Chiang Mai about COVID-19 test measures.