Thailand

70 million people
4,440 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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Freedom in the World 2015 found that the main factors driving the decline were the passage and use of restrictive laws against the media and and limits on the ability of local and foreign journalists to report freely within a given country.

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Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
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More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas
Craig Blackburn
Senior Program Associate, Southeast Asia

While the coup itself appeared deceptively simple, governing Thailand will be a more drawn out, complicated, and potentially bloody affair.

Freedom House strongly condemns the Thai army’s seizure of power and urges General Prayuth Chan-ocha to immediately return full civilian control of the Thai government, release government and opposition representatives taken into custody, and rescind the nationwide order of martial law.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Rule of Law
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Asia-Pacific

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Freedom House helps LGBTI rights groups in Southeast Asia to push back against the tide of intolerance.

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