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IGTV – Instagram TV and Thailand

A few days ago Instagram launched its latest attempt on killing snapchat improving its offer. Instagram TV, or in short, IGTV. With Thailand being pretty much a mobile first country with an insane amount of active social media users this new feature will certainly not take long to catch on. What does it mean for Thailand and the Thai social media landscape though? Let’s have a look. Live features in social platforms, be that Facebook live or instagram live, are widely used here in Thailand so one can only assume…

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(Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia

I‘m just back from giving a talk on (Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia over there in Berlin at re:publica conference (#rp15). While being there and while talking about censorship in Thailand and Southeast Asia I also heard a lot of talks concerning this topic from other countries. It seems as if this topic is becoming more and more substantial again – in 2015! We all thought we left the old times behind, censorship was considered a thing of the past (with the exception of North Korea) and we, well most…

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(Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia – Presentation at #rp15 conference

I just finished giving a presentation on (online) Censorship and freedom of speech in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) at re:publica conference in Berlin. I’ll write more in detail about it once I’m back at a desk with electricity and wifi but until then here’s my slidedeck. Recording will follow. (Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia | #rp15 from Sascha Funk

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Voice of Bang-La-Merd – Art under Martial Law

What is fun about writing with Sascha at my-thai.org is that I happen to visited many cool places around Bangkok. (Oh yes, I’m a native and he’s a German expat.) Sometimes being a local can be a great excuse to overlook things around you like “It’s ok. I live here. I can be there anytime.”… and end up with going nowhere at all. So this time, once again, he sent me a link about an interview with the actress of Bang-La-Merd: the Land I Do Not Own, which is the…

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