Since I’m now in Singapore covering technology news across Southeast Asia, my posts about the ongoing unrest in Thailand will probably be limited in the weeks and months ahead.
So, as I’ve done in the past, I wanted to offer suggestions for following the news as things develop.
- The Wall Street Journal often live-blogs big events, like the beginning of “Bangkok Shutdown” and last weekend’s elections. Keep an eye on WSJ.com when things heat up. And the WSJ‘s Southeast Asia Real Time provides coverage of events as they happen in Thailand. There’s a Thailand tag.
- Another resource is Asian Correspondent, where Bangkok Pundit and Saksith Saiyasombut provide continuous updates when there’s developing news.
- For an academic perspective, check out New Mandala.
- The ever-prolific Richard Barrow, a long-time Thailand resident, Tweets, blogs, posts on Facebook, maintains a Google Map of protest sites, and even practices drone journalism.
- As I’ve mentioned before, you can follow my list of more than 100 Bangkok journalists.
- I also maintain a list of more than 500 Thailand-related Twitter accounts. These include Thai news organizations and various individuals, either in Thailand or Tweeting about the country.
- The most commonly used Twitter hashtags seem to be #BangkokShutdown and #BKKShutdown.
- And, as ever, you can always follow me: @newley.
Google News search
- It’s a no-brainer, of course, but simply searching google news for “Thailand” or “Thailand protest” yields timely results.
- The Bangkok Post and The Nation offer English-language coverage. Other resources include Khaosod English and Prachatai.
- At The Bangkok Post, I suggest Voranai Vanijaka’s columns. He wrote an excellent one last month called “With all sides wrong, there can be no right.”
- There’s a Wikipedia page called 2013-14 Thai political crisis. Worth keeping an eye on, especially for background information.