Tag: thailand

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. A group of Ethiopian netizens returned to court this week to face charges under the country’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The defendants, who include human rights advocate and academic Zelalem Workagenehu, as well as his friends […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Who plays video games and identifies as a “gamer” (Maeve Duggan / Pew Research Center) 2. Las Vegas Review-Journal Staff Launch Twitter Campaign Urging New Owner To Come Forward (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) 3. Thai Man May Go to Prison for Insulting King’s Dog Online (Thomas Fuller / New York Times) 4. Inside […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Gigaom died and then came back to life again, kind of (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 2. ThinkProgress to unionize with Writers Guild of America (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. The Times Group now says journalists’ salaries will be linked to their Twitter activity (Arunabh Saikia / News Laundry) 4. […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Stories of refugees moving en masse to Western Europe from Syria and other conflict-ridden countries have moved into digital rights territory, as access to communications networks has become vital for those navigating unfamiliar terrain […] more »

by Carlos Cabrera

In light of the recent protests in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, it’s more important than ever to revisit how freelance journalists can protect themselves. When all is calm, a freelance journalist’s mind is constantly thinking of story ideas. Evergreen features, investigations and life-long obsessions churn in your brain. You’re pitching and waiting. Waiting and then […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

On June 3 of last year, MediaShift published the article “Crisis in Thailand Leads to Net Crackdown, Censorship“ on the harassment journalists and netizens faced as political clashes arose in the country. Many of the comments in a long thread following its publication mentioned the monarchy. Some of the comments were just opinions, but according […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — A week out from special elections that are likely to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi take a seat in the country’s parliament, Burma’s long-straitjacketed journalists sat with local and foreign officials to discuss a new press law that could see the country’s censorship regime abolished. Thiha Saw, editor of Myanmar Dhana […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — As a high profile case against a prominent media campaigner returns to court in Bangkok, it has emerged that the long arm of Thailand’s lèse-majesté law has reached into California. On Thursday Chiranuch Premchaiporn of the Thai current affairs website Prachatai returned to court in the Thai capital to face vague-sounding allegations that […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK, THAILAND — “Today I have to go all the way to Khon Kaen to report to the police,” said Chiranuch Premchaipoen, the editor of Thailand’s well-known online news site Prachatai during a recent conversation in Bangkok. The town is 450 km from Bangkok, and Chiranuch has to travel there once a month just to […] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. Twenty-something university students usually head to Thailand in search of exotic adventures. But when a group of 10 University of […] more »