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Thailand's Military Junta Wants to Promote Nationalism With a Soap Opera Called ‘Love Missions’

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 21:28:38 +0000

"It’s delusional to think this is enough to alleviate the people’s sorrow and disappointment with the military in the real world."

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Thai Historian Could Face 15 Years in Prison for ‘Insulting’ a 16th-Century King

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:52:26 +0000

"The military regime just wants to persecute me. They can do anything. So I achieve equanimity. I’m detached. In fact I pity them. I pity those who have power."

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Scholars at Home and Abroad Call for Withdrawal of Protest Charges Against Five Thai Academics

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:31:06 +0000

"How can we achieve reform when the state still treats those who voice concern about public issues as its enemies?"

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Thailand's Broadcasting Authority Suspends TV Network That Called Junta Leader a Dictator

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:50:58 +0000

"The order punishes the entire station including all programs regardless of content, and all personnel regardless of role."

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Thai Journalist and Two Other Critics of Military-Led Government Face Sedition Charges Over Facebook Posts

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:53:54 +0000

"I will continue to criticize the illegitimate military regime until they take away my smartphone."

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Thai Academics to Be Summoned by Military for Raising ‘Anti-Junta Placards’ at an International Conference

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:45:21 +0000

The Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights reminded authorities that the country's constitution does not forbid people from holding up placards.

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Pop Band's Music Video Parodies Junta Rule in Thailand

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:04:43 +0000

The video, which is still available on YouTube, immediately went viral.

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At Thailand's Request, YouTube Blocks Video Clip of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:12:41 +0000

"Juntaland's dictator blocking Charlie Chaplin's satirical film mocking dictator is hilariously insane and dictatorial," wrote a journalist on Twitter.

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Thailand’s Junta Leader Wants Citizens to Answer Four Leading Questions About Elections

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 03:31:48 +0000

"If in the future, Thailand experiences another coup d’etat, will it be charged as a crime against the state?" wrote an activist in response.

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‘Bodies Die, Countries Don't': Are You Listening? Podcast

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:29:40 +0000

In this episode, we take you to Venezuela, Indian-administered Kashmir, Thailand, Nigeria, and Brazil.

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Thailand Threatens to Take Facebook to Court Over Anti-Monarchy Posts

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:09:33 +0000

Tha Thailand government has given Facebook until Tuesday, May 16, 2017, to remove the 131 remaining 'anti-monarchy' posts.

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Thailand Tells Internet Users to Unfollow Junta Critics on Social Media — Or Face Consequences

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:09:35 +0000

"This is a ridiculous and oppressive order but I don't want any innocent people being targeted just because they follow my journalism," wrote former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall.

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Who Removed Thailand’s 1932 Revolution Plaque?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:27:15 +0000

"Removal of the 1932 plaque is an ironic reminder that Thais may have ended absolute monarchy in 1932 but absolute dictatorship exists today," wrote a Twitter user.

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The CIA's Online Museum Offers a Glimpse of US Military Intervention in Southeast Asia

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:59:02 +0000

Southeast Asia is a region where U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War led to the expansion of the CIA’s paramilitary operations in Laos and Cambodia.

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Thai Junta's Media Regulator Suspends Voice TV for ‘Unreasonable Criticism’ and ‘Biased Content’

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:10:56 +0000

"Even though Voice TV may provide different views, we insist that the contents do not harm national security."

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