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… More 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… More 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’… More 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… More Announcing: Talk at Payap University on September 27, 2011

Thailand: Pressure mounts to amend lese majeste law

Originally published at Siam Voices on May 26, 2011 The debate about Thailand’s draconian lèse majesté law, Article 112 of the Criminal Code, gains more traction with several groups either discussing or demanding to at least amend the law, which forbids any discussion about the royal family and can be punished with up to 15… More Thailand: Pressure mounts to amend lese majeste law

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

In Case Against The Open Letter Against CNN

An open letter against CNN’s coverage of the deadly clashes as posted on Facebook. Excerpt: As a first-rate global news agency, CNN has an inherent professional duty to deliver all sides of the truth to the global public (…) not merely one-sided, shallow and sensational half-truths. (…) CNN should not negligently discard its duty of care to… More In Case Against The Open Letter Against CNN