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October 22, 2020

Thailand Prachatai

Silencing the Media Won’t Stop the Thailand Protests

The Thai government has banned four independent media outlets and a Facebook page from generating and broadcasting any news content under the premise that these organisations pose a major threat to national security. The government’s decision to ban these groups, however, is both misleading and counterproductive.

Resource: Thai Handbook on Digital Safety During Assemblies

The Thai government’s latest state of emergency decree has been widely criticised as a move meant to curb pro-democracy protests and “stamp out dissent” both on the ground and on the internet. Due to these actions against the digital rights of Thai protesters, EngageMedia has published a short handbook in Thai on digital safety that expounds on these risks.

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