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Stories about Thailand

2 October 2014

It's Illegal to Hold a Rally in Thailand, but Students Did It Anyway to Support Hong Kong's Protesters

Thailand's army, which grabbed power last May, has outlawed the public gathering of five or more people. Bu it didn't stop some students from showing support to Hong Kong protesters.

27 September 2014

Thailand's Military Stops University Lecture on ‘Authoritarianism’ and Detains Professors

Academics from various universities in Thailand have deplored the action taken by the army and the government as an attack on academic freedom.

19 August 2014

Thailand's Military Junta Cements Its Power With ‘Undemocratic’ Interim Constitution

Thailand’s military government has enacted an interim constitution which critics described as a charter that is designed to perpetuate a military dictatorship.

11 August 2014

Thailand's Junta Bans ‘Tropico', a Computer Game That Simulates Military Dictatorship

The game allows a player to be a dictator named 'El Presidente' and launch a coup in a tropical paradise island.

2 August 2014

The World’s First Dengue Vaccine Could Be Available in Southeast Asia Next Year

Up to 100 million people across the world are infected with dengue each year. Will the vaccine finally stop the spread of the virus?

28 July 2014

Thai Junta Issues New Gag Order Against Media

Global Voices Advocacy

A new order from the Thai military government bans "criticism of operations of the [Junta], its officials, or any related individual," among other things.

24 June 2014

Thai Coup Leads to Exodus of More Than 180,000 Cambodian Migrant Workers

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians are streaming over the border to escape a rumored crackdown on illegal migrants, only to be greeted by poor conditions and uncertainty.

23 June 2014

‘Happy’ in Thailand? How the Coup Regime Is Still Suppressing Democracy

Global Voices Advocacy

Mass media is being censored, Facebook is under fire and even the Hunger Games salute has been outlawed. Are Thais truly "happy" under the military regime?

13 June 2014

Thailand's Coup Regime Tries to Woo People With Free World Cup Telecasts and Massages

Free concerts, free food, free medical check-ups, free movies, free haircut, and now free telecast of all World Cup Games. Thailand's coup regime is serious in wooing public support.

3 June 2014

Thailand's Coup Protesters Are Looking to The Hunger Games for Inspiration

Protest ban? No problem for anti-coup protesters in Thailand as they adopted the 'Hunger Games' salute while some conducted 'read-in' activities in public places.

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