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Thailand: Freedom of Expression On Trial


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Thailand: Freedom of Expression On Trial

The trial of a well-respected online media editor and human rights activist, Chiranuch Premchaipron, will resume on 1st Sept 2011 in Bangkok’s Criminal Court. Chiranuch is accused of allowing comments deemed offensive to the monarchy to be posted on the online forum she moderates. Tomorrow’s trial is a testimony to the dire state of freedom of expression in Thailand. ARTICLE 19 calls for all charges against Chiranuch to be dropped. .


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.

UK: 100 years of secrecy


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UK: 100 years of secrecy

This week, the UK’s 1911 Official Secrets Act reached its 100th birthday. The Act gives authorities broad powers to make information secret and prosecute those who release it without authorisation. The OSA is the mother of similar laws in dozens of Commonwealth countries, most of whom have lasted long past their colonial roots with little reform and are still used to suppress information and public discussion.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.