Tag Archives: Thai Netizen Network

Updated: Control and surveillance

The puppet National Legislative Assembly’s dutiful passing of amendments to the computer crimes law came despite considerable opposition expressed in a giant petition. The revised law expands the capacity of the military junta’s capacity to “protect” itself and the monarchy, there has been more opposition. Limited in so many ways by the junta’s repression, the […]

Online censorship pressure

A couple of days ago PPT posted on the military regime pressuring Google to censor without a court order. When we look back at that post we realize that we neglected to mention that the main area of concern was posts and videos about the monarchy. It goes without saying…. Reuters reports that the military […]

Keeping the country orderly and organized

The Nation has a couple of articles that look at the Computer Crimes law. In the first article, Sarinee Achawanantakul, who is President of the Foundation of Internet and Civic Culture or the Thai Netizen Network, argues that “[p]ressing ‘like’ on a[n allegedly] defamatory message posted on Facebook is certainly not a crime…”. Clicking “like” […]

Cyber-snooping enhanced

Some readers will have followed the debates and progress of the various cyber security/digital economy laws that the military dictatorship is pressing through its various puppet organizations. PPT hasn’t given these bills and laws enough attention, just through lack of time and the avalanche of lese majeste material we have to deal with. We did […]

Freedom House on internet censorship

Freedom House has released its Internet Freedom report for 2012. Thailand ranks as unfree, along with China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Burma, and a few others. The report is long and detailed. The report notes that although “the Thai government has been blocking some internet content since 2003, restrictions have expanded in recent years in both […]

Human rights groups speak against the denial of bail on lese majeste

PPT has been harping on the point that the denial of bail for several people charged with lese majeste is a rejection of constitutional provisions and amounts to at least additional punishment and could be conceived as a form of torture. We are pleased to note that several Thai human rights organizations have decided to […]