“Digital Rights are Human Rights”! You might be wondering: what does it mean?
💫 At Manushya, we work under the motto that “Digital Rights are Human Rights”! You might be wondering: what does it mean? Read below ⤵️
💻 #DigitalRights are an extension of the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, applied to the online space. Nothing more, nothing less. Closely linked to digital rights are the rights to freedom of expression and privacy, but others – such as the rights to freedom of assembly, life, work, health – are equally important and must be respected.
📱📜 In this era of digitalization, laws need to be adapted to protect and safeguard fundamental rights. Yet, in Thailand, the government is using lèse-majesté law, sedition, and other vaguely worded laws, such as the Computer Crime Act, to criminalize people for their legitimate online activities. Hundreds of people are charged under such laws, and many of them are guilty until proven innocent, denied bail, and detained.
✊🏻 Together, we can build a people-centered, democratic society! TODAY, those who are standing up against dictatorship count on you to support them. You can do that by donating to the fund managed by Siddhi-Issara Foundation – it pays bail and fines for democracy activists, mainly Youth, arrested for exercising their right to freedom of expression, including online.
With your donation, you can help them reunite with their families and restore their presumption of innocence 👉 Scan the QR code or click here: https://sis.or.th/en/bail-fund/
#WeAreManushyan ♾ Equal Human Beings
❤️ Thank you, Manushyans!
🎨 Illustration by @ivana_kurniawati
UN Human Rights Council, Resolution 20/8: The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet, (16 July 2012), available at: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/RESOLUTION/GEN/G12/153/25/PDF/G1215325.pdf?OpenElement
Digital Freedom Fund, Digital Rights are Human Rights, (10 December 2020), available at: https://digitalfreedomfund.org/digital-rights-are-human-rights/
Freedom House, Freedom on the Net 2022: Thailand, (2022), available at: freedomhouse.org/country/thailand/freedom-net/2022
Engage Media, Thailand Computer Crime Act: Restricting Digital Rights, Silencing Online Critics, (8 June 2022), available at: https://engagemedia.org/projects/thailand-freedom-expression/
Manushya Foundation, Digital Rights in Thailand: Thailand's Third Universal Periodic Review Cycle, (9 September 2021), available at: https://www.manushyafoundation.org/thailand-third-upr-cycle-factsheet-digital-rights
TLHR, October 2022: Individuals Charged For Political Reasons Reached 1,864 in 1,145 Cases, (3 November 2022), available at: https://tlhr2014.com/archives/50215