Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

January 20 2020

kellerabteil
1590 1ddd
Reposted fromyikes yikes viaDeva Deva
kellerabteil
9062 64ef
kellerabteil
kellerabteil
9891 e5e6 520
Reposted fromBourbonBlues BourbonBlues viawonko wonko
kellerabteil
kellerabteil
Reposted fromLeguanien Leguanien vialempire lempire
kellerabteil
4315 1c27 520
Reposted fromlokrund2015 lokrund2015 vialempire lempire

January 17 2020

kellerabteil
3167 db10 520
Reposted fromzelbekon zelbekon viaasparagus asparagus
kellerabteil
3709 2e94 520
Reposted frompunisher punisher viacarsten233 carsten233
kellerabteil
9310 bbe3
Reposted fromteijakool teijakool viaschlachtoros schlachtoros
kellerabteil
0517 a966 520
Reposted fromSonOfOrion SonOfOrion viaDeva Deva
kellerabteil

January 15 2020

kellerabteil
Reposted fromgruetze gruetze viasofias sofias

January 14 2020

Thai journalist convicted over a 2017 Twitter post about a labor conflict

Thai journalist Suchanee (Cloitre) Rungmueanpon. Screenshot from YouTube video

Thai journalist Suchanee (Cloitre) Rungmueanpon was sentenced to two years in prison for a 2017 Twitter post about a labor conflict involving a poultry company and migrant workers.

On December 24, 2019, the Lop Buri Provincial Court found Suchanee guilty of libel for tweeting in September 2017 that the Thammakaset poultry company was ordered to compensate workers “for using slave labor”. Suchanee was at the time a reporter for Voice TV.

Thammakaset was accused of maltreatment by 14 of its migrant workers. The workers, who were mostly from Myanmar, filed cases in several government agencies alleging that they were forced to work overtime without pay, received less than the minimum wage, had their movements restricted, and their passports confiscated.

After investigating the matter, Thailand's Department of Labor Protection and Welfare ordered the company to compensate the workers.

Suchanee retweeted a Twitter post by the Migrant Workers Rights Network about the issue. But Thammakaset accused the journalist of defaming the company by using the term “slave labor” in her Twitter comment.

Additionally, Thammakaset charged its former workers and even human rights defenders advocating for the issue with defamation.

In February 2019, several civil society organizations signed a letter urging Thai authorities to reject the cases filed by the poultry company:

The complaints by Thammakaset appear to be reprisals brought to harass human rights defenders involved in exposing abuses. Such reprisals interfere with the work of human rights defenders and prevent the implementation of labor rights protections.

Suchanee is currently free on bail. She plans to appeal her conviction.

Dear All

Thank you very much for your support. I got no choice but need to be strong. At least for my baby boy.

Suchanee Cloitre

— Suchanee Rungmueanpon (@suchaneeR) December 26, 2019

She also bemoaned the state of free speech in Thailand during a media interview:

There is a high level of self-censorship in Thailand…When you forbid freedom of expression… you forbid an open society.

Suchanee’s conviction was condemned by media and human rights advocates. The Committee to Protect Journalists criticized the court decision:

Journalists should never be jailed for their critical commentary on issues of public import. It’s high time Thailand repealed its draconian and abusive criminal defamation law.

This is an outrageous sentence in a case that should never have even been entertained by the court. A complete farce. But one that will likely have a chilling effect on #Thai journalistic freedom #SLAPP #Thammakaset #HRDs https://t.co/91wBIt2Fiz

— Patrick Phongsathorn (@patrickphongsa) December 24, 2019

Cartoon by Stephff on the use of defamation law against journalists pic.twitter.com/xB0qJaxmtj

— Prachatai English (@prachatai_en) December 27, 2019

Watch this short video to hear some of the testimonies of workers who filed the labor violation complaint against Thammakaset:

Written by Mong Palatino · · View original post [en] · comments (0)
Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Reposted from02mysoup-aa 02mysoup-aa
kellerabteil
Reposted fromzelbekon zelbekon viayetzt yetzt

January 13 2020

kellerabteil
Reposted fromdoener doener viacarsten233 carsten233
kellerabteil
7144 db7b
Reposted frompunisher punisher viacarsten233 carsten233
kellerabteil
Reposted fromFlau Flau viacarsten233 carsten233
kellerabteil
Reposted fromthetemple thetemple viaDeva Deva
kellerabteil
4571 d38b 520
Reposted frommangoe mangoe viaDeva Deva
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl