Thailand

70 million people
4,440 USD GNI (PPP)
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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.

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

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.

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Senior Program Officer, Eurasia, Southeast Asia

Lauren Galacia is the Senior Program Officer for the Southeast Asia programs.  Prior to joining Freedom House, she oversaw the development and implementation of citizen engagement programs throughout Asia and Eurasia, with a focus on Thailand and Burma.

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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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