Lese majeste in the news II

3 02 2012

Earlier in the week, Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said that lese majeste reform wasn’t newsworthy. However, it seems that the media hasn’t heeded his advice. The following are a selection of stories from the past few days.

All from the Bangkok Post:

Monopolising spaces of freedom

Just whose land is Thailand?

Baan Muang Editorial

‘No need’ to reply to academics

Nitirat ban splits student body

Get to the real point

Tense standoff at Thammasat over lese majeste law

Journalism students oppose Nitirat

Jatuporn: Nitirat’s ideas well meant

Siam Rath Editorial

You’re on your own, red shirts tell Nitirat

Lese majeste ban fails to ignite campus

Calls mount to overhaul Article 112

Thammasat ban on Nitirat sparks free speech row

Natthawut: No change in lese majeste

All from The Nation:

Thammasat ‘is open’ to academic events

Govt distances itself from Nitirat

Lese majeste a pretext to topple govt by April: Jatuporn

Foreign-based academics, experts back Nitirat group

Nitirat ‘not likely’ to cause October 6-like violence

From dusk till dawn

Some 224 international scholars back Campaign 112

Where did the promised freedom at Thammasat go?

Thammasat rector defends Nitirat ban

Opposing views must be heard and tolerated

The case for and against Nitirat

Pheu Thai and red shirts split on changes to the charter

Debate the lese majeste law

No campus campaigns, Nitirat told

Some international stories:

Asian Correspondent, Ignorance, fury and blind faith in the wrath against Nitirat

BBC News, Calls for change over Thai ‘royal insult’ law

TVNZ, Noam Chomsky urges Thai PM to revise laws

AsiaOne, Leste majeste debate tests Thais’ ability to disagree peacefully

‎CNBC, Chomsky, scholars urge Thai reform of lese majeste law

‎The Guardian, Thailand backs Twitter censorship policy

‎Sydney Morning Herald, Thailand backs Twitter censorship

TG Daily, Thailand welcomes Twitter censorship changes

‎PSFK, Thailand Backs Twitter Censorship Policy

News24, Thailand welcomes Twitter censorship

Computer Business Review, Thailand embraces Twitter’s new censorship policy



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