13 Oct 2023
While many young activists decided to run with the Move Forward Party in the 2023 general election, several others shifted their support towards the Pheu Thai Party, despite its policies not matching up with demands made by pro-democracy protesters since 2020. From doubts about Move Forward’s support of popular movements to lack of organization and patriarchy among the party’s ranks, three young activists open up on why they changed their minds.
8 Sep 2023
Student activist Phimchanok Jaihong was sentenced to 2 years in prison, after the Chiang Mai Provincial Court ruled on Wednesday (6 September) that she was guilty of royal defamation because the law protects the monarchy as a whole.
18 Aug 2023
Another royal defamation complaint has been filed against student activist Benja Apan for a speech given during a protest on 3 September 2021.
15 Jun 2023
Student activist Thanalop Phalanchai, 15, was forced to climb the school wall to get to class yesterday morning (14 June) after the school closed its doors on her despite not formally expelling her. The school later claimed that she has not been properly enrolled and has not been following the school dress code.
8 Sep 2022
A Thammasat University student was arrested on Tuesday (6 September) for sedition on a warrant issued in 2020 relating to a 10 August 2020 protest.
6 May 2022
Tantawan Tuatulanon, 20, is a monarchy reform activist charged with royal defamation for conducting a public poll on royal motorcades, and is currently detained at the Women's Central Correctional Institution. We meet Tantawan to talk about her life as an activist and and the life she would like to live if the society is already good.
4 May 2022
Student activist Sopon Surariddhidhamrong was arrested on Sunday night (1 May) on a royal defamation charge resulting from a speech he gave at a protest on 22 April 2022 and subsequently denied bail.
18 Feb 2022
A student in Lamphun has been ordered to take down a set of campaign photographs on marriage equality from their social media account by their school administration, which claims that protests should not be done on campus or in uniform.
20 Jan 2022
A number of activists and journalists have reported being visited by police officers during the past week, with the officers often questioning their family members for information about them and their activities.
14 Jan 2022
Student activist Benja Apan was granted bail today (14 January) by the South Bangkok Criminal Court after spending 99 days in prison and having been previously repeatedly denied bail.
14 Jan 2022
The South Bangkok Criminal Court has extended student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul’s bail period until 25 May 2022.
12 Jan 2022
The Chiang Mai University (CMU) Student Union announced on Tuesday (11 January) that its representatives will not receive members of the royal family at the university’s graduation ceremonies during the current committee’s term in order to uphold equality.