The state of Internet freedom after the coup in Thailand
Since the military coup three months ago, Thailand has introduced a ban on political gatherings; politicians and activists have been arrested, and media censored. In the light of these developments, we invite Thai human rights defender and Internet activist Arthit Suriyawongkul to talk about the present state of freedom of expression and how human rights defenders can operate under these conditions.
Arthit is co-founder of the Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture and a coordinator for Thai Netizen Network (TNN), based in Bangkok. He follows human rights developments closely for TNN, which engages in court cases related to freedom of expression online and produces recommendations for Internet and information policies.
The seminar will be in English and moderated by Brittis Edman, Programme Director for Southeast Asia at Civil Rights Defenders. If you cannot attend, you can follow the seminar live via Bambuser and ask questions to the speaker directly via the chat.
Date and Time: 24 September 09:00 to 10:00. Breakfast will be served from 08:30.
Location: Civil Rights Defenders, Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm.
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Tags: Arthit Suriyawongkul, Freedom of Speech, Thai Netizen Network, The Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture, and yttrandefrihet.