Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update
Since the beginning of 2023, governments around the world are discovering new reasons to disrupt internet access during key national moments.
2023 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2023 elections watch to #KeepItOn.
How Thailand handles COVID: it stokes fear among its critics
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.
In Asia, parliaments must protect rights online — or lose democracy
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.
In Thailand, a promising new initiative for human-centered cybersecurity
A new study and guide aims to assist Thailand in strengthening and streamlining the National Cybersecurity Act in line with international human rights standards, promoting a human-centered approach to protect people and prevent misuse of the law for the surveillance of citizens.
Thailand doubling-down on censorship with changes to Computer Crime Act
Rights groups in Thailand are opposing the dangerous amendments to the unpopular law, which will be considered this week.
Online crackdown continues: Thai junta sets up five panels to monitor media
Thai junta plans to establish a new government working groups to monitor media, on and offline.
Flying the coup: Circumventing censorship in Thailand
Access complied the following list of readily available digital security tools to help internet users in Thailand exercise fundamental freedoms in a safe and secure manner online.