What’s good – and scary – that’s revealed from the WikiLeaks saga

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

No, it’s not about whether Anwar Ibrahim was really guilty of sodomy, or that Singaporean officials think the Altantuya murder continues to haunt our prime minister’s tenure. The really relevant issues raised by WikiLeaks that needed to be discussed are media freedom, freedom of speech, access to information, privacy and security, all of which CIJ’s forum sought to address, especially in the Malaysian context. Documented here – in both condensed and full reports – FYI.

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THAILAND: Computer Crimes Act criticized

Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

It has been three years since the enactment of Thailand’s controversial Computer Crime Act, a law that critics and experts say has had a troubling and detrimental impact on free expression in the country.

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THAILAND: Hearing starts on landmark case on online censorship

Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2010

A landmark cyber-crime case in Thailand commenced today, 31 May 2010, with the accused, website administrator Chiranuch Premchaiporn, officially denying the 10 counts of Computer Crime Act violation filed against her.

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Thailand: Government blocks 2,300 websites; 400 more face shutdown

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Thai authorities have blocked 2,300 websites for allegedly insulting the country's monarchy, with 400 more awaiting a court order to restrict them, media reports said.

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