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Highlights from our first #RightsCon2022 session on “Thailand: Digital Authoritarianism Rising”!

👀 Did you catch our first #RightsCon2022 session on “Thailand: Digital Authoritarianism Rising” yesterday? If not, don’t worry! We’ve compiled some highlights from the event for you!

💫 Thanks to the seamless moderation by Emilie Pradichit, our very own Founder & Executive Director and amazing speakers and friends for the insight on the digital repression trends in Thailand:

✦ Michael Caster, Asia Digital Programme Manager at ARTICLE 19, for painting the picture of the issues of surveillance, censorship, and localization that Thai citizens are grappling with;

✦ Darika Bamrungchok, Community Manager at Security Matters, for her take on the novel tools used by the administration to spy on its people and the prevailing legislative frameworks in this regard;

✦ Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director at the Cross Cultural Foundation, for diving into the racially- and politically-charged surveillance in the Deep South provinces;

✦ Thitirat Thipsamritkul, Lecturer at Thammasat University, for dissecting the new PDPA and its prospects for protecting privacy rights in the country.

While you’re here…

📣 Don’t miss our conversation on AI and Data Protection in the Global South, today, at 8.15pm BKK / 3.15pm CET!

🔗 Click here to mark your calendar:

👉🏼 Check out how Manushya demystifies digital rights and pushes back on digital authoritarianism together with the ASEAN Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorship, the leading regional expert on human rights.

🎥 Watch our previous panel discussions at RightsCon:

2020 – “Will democracy survive ‘national security’ in the digital space of Southeast Asia?”

2021 – “Online Freedom under attack: Weaponizing misinformation, disinformation and ‘fake news’ for censorship in Southeast Asia”


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