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WSJ: “Thai Groups Denounce Web Censorship”

Today’s WSJ:

Thai Groups Denounce Web Censorship:

BANGKOK–Criticism over Thailand’s efforts to curb political debate online is mounting as the government restricts thousands of websites following deadly protest clashes earlier this year.

Thai authorities say they have blocked at least 40,000 Web pages this year, according to the government’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, which monitors the Internet. Free-speech activists say authorities are blocking at least 110,000 sites, based on government disclosures and spot checks online.”

The piece also includes this video featuring an interview with PM Abhisit Vejjajiva:

Related post here.

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Red shirt protests and web censorship in Thailand

The AP ran an important story yesterday about an issue that hasn’t received as much international attention as I would have thought: ongoing web censorship in Thailand. Give it a read.

For more, there’s this May 7 Bangkok Post story.

And here’s a GlobalVoices post from April 29 with more details. also has some info on the topic.