Commentary

Covering the 2020 Thai Protests: The Ethics of Photojournalism

This is a two-part article series initially conceived in response to this South China Morning Post article, but has become about much more: how do we as journalists cover pivotal moments like Thailand’s 2020 uprising? This...

Opinion: Making outlandish statements hinders more than helps the student movement

On Monday, during a pro-democracy protest in front of the army's 11th regiment, protest leader Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak made the following claim.https://twitter.com/paritchi/status/1332357656229474304According to Penguin, Rama VII once tried to...

Opinion: It is time for the students to embrace conservatism and not modern liberalism

For the past five months, Thailand's students have taken to the streets to demand change. They have called on the government, and the military-appointed senate, to resign and they've called for an end to military intervention in...

The Big Interview: Uncle Statue

For the past five months, pro-democracy protests have taken place throughout the country with regular rallies in Bangkok and the surrounding areas. Protesters come and go depending on their schedule and even the leaders don't show up...

The return of Article 112 means an increase in royalist witchhunts

The Royal Thai Police have summoned the leaders of the anti-government protesters to face charges of lèse majesté, stemming from comments made that called for institutional reforms to Thailand’s monarchy. Three of the leaders include student leaders...

Why Thais Stand With Joshua Wong

On November 23, Joshua Wong pled guilty to organizing and inciting an unauthorized assembly near the police headquarters in Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests. He is remanded in custody, awaiting a December 2nd sentence that could see...

Opinion: If international schools are so great then why are Thai students the most aware

The first question I’d hear at virtually any family reunion or social gatherings I’d be dragged to by my mother is “So, what school do you go to?” I’d reply back saying “I attend an international school...

For Thais that grew up abroad, the protests have felt both alien and at home

Thailand’s protest movement has drawn the attention of the world. Media from across the globe are now well aware of #whatshappeninginthailand. Thai university and high school students are making heard their demands for a democratically elected government...

How the Rubber Duck Became a Thai Protest Symbol

The 2020 Thai democracy protests have had no shortage of unexpected symbols, from Hamtaro to Harry Potter, Les Mis to the Hunger Games. As of November 17 2020, the rubber duck has officially joined that pantheon.

New hashtag supporting pro-democracy celebrities trends on Twitter Thailand on Tuesday

A new hashtag, #สนับสนุนดาราประชาธิปไตย (We support celebrities for democracy), is now trending on Thai Twitter on Tuesday as netizens come together to support the various Thai celebrities who have publicly declared their political stance alongside the pro-democracy...

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Government warns protesters, opposition not to question constitutional court ruling

Coalition MPs and members of the government, on Thursday, warned opposition parties and pressure groups not to criticize the Constitutional Court’s verdict...

Thai exports to grow 4 per cent in 2021, says The Ministry of Commerce

The Ministry of Commerce said this week it expects Thai exports in 2021 to grow 4 per cent, rising from this year's...

Opinion: Even if Prayut were removed the political climate would still be heated

Seven of the nine members of the Constitutional Court were appointed by the military junta led by General Prayut Chan-ocha.