This special edition of the EngageMedia newsletter features a new report analysing the impact of Thailand's Computer Crime Act on freedom of expression, plus a related video and infographics to raise awareness about the issue.
พ.ร.บ. คอมฯ มุ่งเอาผิดผู้ใช้อินเทอร์เน็ตเพื่อก่ออาชญากรรมเมื่อเริ่มบังคับใช้ในปี 2550 แต่ในเวลาต่อมากลับถูกนำมาใช้เพื่อปิดกั้นการเข้าถึงเนื้อหาที่วิพากษ์วิจารณ์รัฐบาลและปิดปากผู้เห็นต่าง
What steps can the Thai government, parliamentarians, civil society, and tech companies take to promote solutions that respect and uphold digital rights?
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When it was first introduced in 2007, Thailand's Computer Crime Act aimed to criminalise internet offenders. But its use has focused mostly on restricting freedom of expression. Learn more about its impact and what can be done to promote solutions that respect and uphold digital rights.
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เอ็นเกจ มีเดีย ร่วมกับสถาบันวิจัย เอเชีย เซ็นเตอร์ จัดทำรายงานเพื่อบ่งชี้ว่า พ.ร.บ.คอมฯ จำกัดสิทธิดิจิทัล และเสรีภาพการแสดงออกในประเทศไทยอย่างไร
In collaboration with Bangkok-based research institute Asia Centre, EngageMedia released a research report identifying how the Computer Crime Act restricts digital rights, including freedom of expression, in Thailand.
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Since the rekindling of political activism in Thailand in 2019, there has been an uptake in the usage of the Computer Crime Act against those using the internet and social media for political expression. Despite its amendment in 2017, the Act retains many problematic provisions that restrict digital rights.
Learn more about its impact on freedom of expression in Thailand: https://cinemata.org/view?m=Ufzh5eEQ2
A new report produced by EngageMedia in partnership with the Oxen Privacy Tech Foundation and six country partners assesses the current digital safety and internet freedom challenges in select Asia-Pacific countries.
A new report produced by @EngageMedia in partnership with the Oxen Privacy Tech Foundation and six country partners assesses the current digital safety and internet freedom challenges in select Asia-Pacific countries.
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