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Thaweeporn Kummetha

Thaweeporn Kummetha

HRD, Journalist & Acting Editor
Prachatai English

Thaweeporn Kummetha, also known as Am, is a human rights journalist, blogger and acting editor of Prachatai English, an English version of the Prachatai online newspaper. Prachatai provides information on human rights and violations of community rights. In her work, Thaweeporn Kummetha promotes freedom of expression and the right to access information in Thailand.

Human rights defenders in Thailand face threats, physical assaults, arbitrary detention, judicial harassment, and extrajudicial killings. Freedom of expression is limited in particular by the use of the Computer Crime Act and lese majeste law (prohibiting the criticism of the royal family), which have been repeatedly used to target political activists, human rights defenders and other independent voices.


Thaweeporn Kummetha - Thai Netizen Network at FOME 2011