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By Gerard M. |
<p>The current protests in Iran have drawn attention to the regime&rsquo;s attempts at creating a system of mass surveillance and information control similar to that of its authoritarian allies.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>An art exhibition about enforced disappearance has been postponed indefinitely as the venue&#39;s owner said they were &#39;uncomfortable&#39; after being contacted by the police.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>At least 30 critics of the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration had their phones infected with Pegasus spyware, a powerful tool for surveillance and eavesdropping. Although government authorities have yet to be tied to the bugging, an investigation strongly suggests state involvement.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A 22-year-old woman said police officers visited her at home after she went to observe a <a href="">poll on royal motorcades</a> conducted by a group of activists on 8 February 2022.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Two student activists in Chiang Mai have been evicted from their apartment, after police surveillance on their activity caused their landlord concerns.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>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.&nbsp;</p>
By Anna Lawattanatrakul |
<p>Representatives of four high school student activist groups tell stories of the harassment and legal prosecution they now face after speaking out about human rights violations they face in school, reiterating that the right to freedom of expression is a constitutional right, while vowing to keep fighting nonetheless.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Six people who participated in a demonstration at the Krue Se Mosque on 2 August have since been visited by police and military officers.</p>
<p>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&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1587444730621000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGC-RwDkf7IVrVGh8EUUfraM74xcg" href="" target="_blank">new brief</a>&nbsp;released today by the CIVICUS Monitor, shows that many governments are responding to the pandemic in an unjustifiable and unnecessary manner.&nbsp;</p>
By John Draper |
<p dir="ltr">With a secret military court again denying bail last week to Jatuphat Boonpattararaksa, a law student from Khon Kaen University in Northeast Thailand, the regime is adopting show trials targeting university students, human rights activists, and academics. In effect, it is engaging in cyberwarfare against its own people, cementing a surveillance state. In addition, the military state mentality presents a clear and present threat to Thailand’s overseas image and economy.</p>
<p>The junta’s National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) has given the green light to media reform proposals which will tighten government control and surveillance over online media.</p> <p>On 3 July 2017, the NRSA voted 144-1 in favour of a report compiled by its Social Media Reform Subcommittee. Two members abstained.</p>