Thai political parties signed a code of conduct and election pledges to demonstrate their commitment to advancing fair elections and implementing policies that include the protection of human and digital rights.
Political parties committed to recognise and incorporate the protection of digital rights in their agenda following the launch of a report presented by EngageMedia, Asia Centre, and Chiang Mai University’s School of Public Policy.
With Thailand set to head to the polls in May 2023, it is crucial for political parties and candidates to recognise the importance of digital rights and commit to uphold the country’s obligations under international human rights treaties.
Thailand Digital Rights Forum: State surveillance, stifling laws impact digital rights and public trust in key institutions
During EngageMedia’s Thailand Digital Rights Forum held last October 29 and 30, participants discussed the challenges in the country’s digital rights landscape and how changemakers can strengthen advocacy around their work.
EngageMedia and Asia Centre conducted in-depth research identifying how the Computer Crime Act restricts digital rights, including freedom of expression, in Thailand.
Thai filmmaker Vijitra Duangdee was inspired by Malay Muslims’ resistance to government surveillance in insurgency-hit Southern Thailand and how they became biosecurity rebels against the state.
As part of EngageMedia’s campaign to mainstream digital rights in Thailand, EngageMedia interviews Thitirat Thipsamritkul, a lecturer from Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law, about the state of digital rights in Thailand and why the Thai public should pay attention. The full interview is part of EngageMedia’s broader #HumanOnTheLine campaign to educate and empower Thai netizens about their digital rights.
EngageMedia asks six Thai women from diverse backgrounds about how to deal with digital rights violations and, more importantly, how we can all contribute to make the Thai internet a better, freer, and more secure place. The article was originally published in Thai in The 101 World. We republish here select translations of the interviews.
EngageMedia is hiring a Digital Rights Project Officer (Thailand) to support the implementation of our initiatives in Thailand and the Mekong region. The position will work closely with the Digital Rights Project Manager (Mekong) to support coordination and logistics, training, community development, communications and outreach, and monitoring and reporting.