Thailand

70 million people
4,440 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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On April 10, more than 200 guests filled the Hillyer Art Space for Freedom House’s Third Annual Photography and Art Auction fundraiser.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law, Women's Rights
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas


Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Secretary of State John Kerry, who will appear before Congress this week to discuss the proposed foreign affairs budget for fiscal year 2015.

Freedom House denounces the verdict delivered by Thailand’s criminal court sentencing long-time labor rights activist and former editor of magazine Voice of Taksin, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, to 11 years in prison and calls for his immediate release. The government must amend its laws to protect free expression in accordance with international human rights standards.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

Freedom House is disappointed by the Thai criminal court’s decision to delay the verdict until January 23 in the lèse majesté trial of activist and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk.  This delay is further evidence of the restrictive environment in Thailand for freedom of expression.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

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Freedom House helps LGBTI rights groups in Southeast Asia to push back against the tide of intolerance.

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