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Total silence from the Human Rights Commission and NGOs as hundreds of pro-democracy academics and activists arrested

Originally posted on Uglytruth-Thailand:
Total silence from the Human Rights Commission and NGOs as hundreds of pro-democracy academics and activists arrested Giles Ji Ungpakorn As hundreds of pro-democracy academics and activists are arrested by the Thai military junta, it is obvious to anyone with half a brain that this is a coup to destroy the…

Brazil human rights and World Cup videos

A selection of videos with English or French subtitles, by Michel Falisse Short videos about EU-funded human rights projects in Belo Horizonte, Rio, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Fortaleza. Portuguese with English subtitles. The filmmaker says French titles will be added soon. Links to a wide range of Portuguese and French materials on the World Cup […]

Foreign donors and the collapse of Thai democracy

This short post looks at foreign aid to Thai NGOs just before the coup, and speculates about how those programmes might continue or close down now. There is relatively little foreign funding in the Thai NGO sector, because of Thailand’s reclassification as a middle-income country (in 2011). The major players are the UNDP, other UN […]