Dhevy is Access Now’s Asia Pacific Policy Counsel. She previously worked at the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), where she led thematic work on technology and human rights, focusing on freedom of expression and information online. Prior to working with the ICJ, Dhevy completed internships under the judges of the Trial Chamber at the UN Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh and with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) Southeast Asia office in Bangkok. She has also worked in litigation in Singapore.
Amidst continuing protests, calls for political reform, and mass dissatisfaction with how Thailand handles COVID, Thailand’s government is doubling down on efforts to throttle dissent and protest online and off. It is relying on laws that it claims protect against “public fear.” In fact, by threatening to censor those who speak out, it is the government that is instigating fear – in a weak bid to distract from flailing governance. …23 August 2021
As parliaments across Asia convene, governments continue pushing deeply flawed laws and policies, while relegating digital rights to the sidelines. Here’s what’s happening in India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, and why members of parliament must take action to protect our rights before any more damage is done. …26 July 2021