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23 Nov
Authorities continue to crack down on activists in Thailand calling for reform to draconian lese majeste laws. Public interest has waned, and prominent activists say they are heavily monitored.
21 Sep
Years of persecution have forced dozens of Chinese Christians to flee China in pursuit of refuge abroad. However, some of them say that threats from Beijing continue even though they're no longer in China.
6 Sep
The deal serves the EU's ambitions to increase its influence in Southeast Asia, as Thailand seeks out diverse trade links. The deal was delayed by almost a decade in the wake of a military coup.
24 Aug
Thailand's Constitutional Court has suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from office. The court will hear a legal challenge that could see him thrown out months before an expected general election.
20 Aug
A new visa program will allow more foreign professionals to work from Thailand. However, applicants must prove that they have enough money in the bank.
23 Jul
Myanmar's COVID-19 border closure and the recent coup have driven workers to desperation. This investigation into Thailand's fishery industry was made possible by the Pulitzer Center and Democratic Voice of Burma.
22 Jul
Myanmar's COVID-19 border closure and the recent coup have driven workers to desperation. This investigation into Thailand's fishery industry was made possible by the Pulitzer Center and Democratic Voice of Burma.
13 Jul
Faced with economic instability and worsening violence, many Myanmar people are heading to Thailand. But the trip holds its own dangers, especially for women, says Thet Mon in a story supported by the Pulitzer Center.
10 Jun
Thailand is one of the few Asian countries where tigers still live in the wild. In recent years, the country has set up cameras and patrols to protect the felines and those efforts have paid off. However, while there are some 200 tigers roaming free in Thailand, ten times as many live in captivity, often in theme parks where the animals are treated as a tourist attractions. Wildlife conservation NGOs say these tiger parks are exploiting the big cats. Our colleagues at France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's James Mullholland and Camille Nedelec.
20 May
In 2020, Thai youth sparked the largest wave of anti-government protests since the 2014 military coup. But human rights activists say persecutions and systematic harassment have weakened the pro-democracy movement.
2 Mar
As dawn breaks on a weekend morning over in Thailand's southwestern Samut Songkhram province, 102-year-old Sawang Janpram gears up in his running shoes for a race he has been looking forward to throughout the past week.
20 Dec 2021
In Thailand, cohabitation between humans and wild elephants is increasingly difficult, as the animals seek to expand their habitat. At least 20 people were killed by elephants last year. Meanwhile, out of fear or revenge for the damage to their crops, a dozen elephants are killed by humans in the country each year. But one NGO is trying to put an end to these incidents. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.

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