India, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand - restrictive law

Lèse-majesté laws used to silence dissidents

As previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, unwarranted restrictions on freedom of expression can be used to silence dissidents in Thailand. In a recent example, Sulak Sivaraksa, an outspoken critic of Thai authorities was indicted on the 10th October 2017. Read more

Lèse-majesté laws used to silence dissidents

Regional and national civil society condemn Thai government's new media law

Freedom of expression in Thailand is worsening due to restrictive legislation passed in early May.
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Regional and national civil society condemn Thai government's new media law