Forced seduction: problematic rape scenes persist in Thai soap operas (Southeast Asia Globe)

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Rape in Thai soap operas is a problem. It is routinely depicted as a precursor to romance, with female protagonists shown falling in love with their rapists. But, led by an outraged viewer, the country’s television industry is starting to examine its normalisation of sexual violence

An activist battles from exile

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Spanish campaigner Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson and three Cambodian members of his team face two years in prison for their efforts to block a dam This article was previously published in Bangkok Post Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson Areng…

Thailand “no paradise for transsexuals”

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A transgender couple’s fight for their rights This article was previously published in Coconuts Bangkok Thailand is not a paradise for transsexuals Sam and Yollie love each other as much as any other ordinary couple. What makes…

The reality of life for a refugee family hiding in Bangkok

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This article was previously published in Bangkok Post A Syrian-Palestinian refugee family has spent two years confined in a building and living in fear of arrest Refugees in Thailand Tamim arrived in Bangkok two years ago after fleeing…

Thailand under military rule

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A year after the military coup in Thailand, the military continues silencing any criticism and failing to set a date for elections. This article was previously published in Contributoria Military coup in Thailand “Return…