The month in Thailand: Reshuffles, coup rumblings and the 3G farce

Originally published at Siam Voices on November 1, 2012 October is normally a politically heated month in Thailand, as seen in the numerous street protests, military shenanigans and other political developments in the recent history and in the more distant past. However, the events in this month were less controversial, or the changes were in the … Continue reading The month in Thailand: Reshuffles, coup rumblings and the 3G farce

Video: ‘Challenging the Sovereign Narrative’ – (Social) Media in the Thai Political Crisis

Originally published at Siam Voices on December 23, 2011 (Note: This post was supposed to be up much, much earlier but was pushed back due to the floods and the re-relocation of the author back to Germany. Apologies to all involved for the momentous delay!) Back in late September I was invited to hold a … Continue reading Video: ‘Challenging the Sovereign Narrative’ – (Social) Media in the Thai Political Crisis

Tongue-Thai’ed! Part IX: The ‘Cib that Frabs’ – Dems target PM Yingluck’s gaffes

Originally published at Siam Voices on October 5, 2011 “Tongue-Thai’ed!” encapsulates the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures – in short: everything we hear that makes us go “Huh?!”. Check out all past entries here. Last Sunday the Twitter account of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was ‘hacked’ … Continue reading Tongue-Thai’ed! Part IX: The ‘Cib that Frabs’ – Dems target PM Yingluck’s gaffes

Announcing: Talk at Payap University on September 27, 2011

This is an open event, anyone is invited to come and you can RSVP on the Facebook event page. Also, you have any suggestions and hints for material, links, videos etc. send me an email, tweet or post on my Facebook page. “Challenging the Sovereign Narrative – Media Perceptions of the Thai Political Crisis and the (missing) Role of … Continue reading Announcing: Talk at Payap University on September 27, 2011

The heiress, the athletes and the pimp… Thailand’s celebrity candidates

Originally published at Siam Voices on May 13, 2011 Ever since prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has announced the dissolution of parliament, thus paving the way for new federal elections on July 3, all political parties (and other groups) are now in full campaign mode giving all their best intentions to win over voters. While the … Continue reading The heiress, the athletes and the pimp… Thailand’s celebrity candidates

“Stupid Foreigners…!”

The Nation has put up an article that can only be described as simply astonishing. The international community is showing varying degrees of understanding concerning the political situation in Thailand. There are two groups – those who reside outside the Kingdom and are looking in through a somewhat distorted lens, and the Bangkok-based foreign community, … Continue reading “Stupid Foreigners…!”