Scorecard on Abhisit and Yingluck

SIU releases a comparison table/scorecard on Thai PM candidates between Yingluck Shinawatra and Abhisit Vejjajiva in both Thai and English version.

SIU releases a comparison table/scorecard on Thai PM candidates between Yingluck Shinawatra and Abhisit Vejjajiva. The goal is to spread the political information to the mass public in easy-to-understand format.

The original Thai version was released on 20 May 2011 at Siam Intelligence web site. It got good reception from Thai internet users, with more than 5,000 views, 150 retweets and 300 Facebook likes.

The English version was released on 30 May 2011 at New Mandala, a popular English-language blog on Southeast Asia politics.

SIU also created the Thailand Political Base, a Wikipedia-like open database on politicians and political issues.

The English version is republished here for archive purpose.

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Rethinking Media Reform and Integrated Media Policy Reform 2010-2020

In 2009, SIU team as the committee of Thai Netizen Network conducted the internet part of research project “Rethinking Media Reform and Integrated Media Policy Reform 2010-2020”. This project is the joint research on 4 kinds of media in the future: printed, film, broadcast and internet. The other partners are Thai Film Foundation, Campaign for Popular Media Reform and the Faculty of Communication Art, Chulalongkorn University.

In 2009, SIU team as the committee of Thai Netizen Network conducted the internet part of research project “Rethinking Media Reform and Integrated Media Policy Reform 2010-2020”. This project is the joint research on 4 kinds of media in the future: printed, film, broadcast and internet. The other partners are Thai Film Foundation, Campaign for Popular Media Reform and the Faculty of Communication Art, Chulalongkorn University.

Now the final research outcome is published into a book called “Rethinking Media Reform and Integrated Media Policy Reform 2010-2020”. The digital copy should be available soon. This project was sponsored by Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Rethinking Media Reform and Integrated Media Policy Reform 2010-2020
Rethinking Media Reform and Integrated Media Policy Reform 2010-2020

Book: Think Tank

SIU’s first publication, the “Think Tank” (ถังความคิด) book. It is a wrapup of 12 leaders and scholars interview from Practical Utopia online TV program. The theme is about Thailand’s most controversial conflict in the decade.

SIU’s first publication, the “Think Tank” (ถังความคิด) book. It is a wrapup of 12 leaders and scholars interview from Practical Utopia online TV program. The theme is about Thailand’s most controversial conflict in the decade.

Think Tank
Think Tank

List of interviewees:

  1. Jakrapob Penkair – Former Minister of the Office of Prime Minister and leaders of National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD)
  2. Suriyasai Katasila – Secretary of New Politics Party and Co-ordinator of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD)
  3. Dr. Narong Petprasert – Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
  4. Dr. Pichit Likitkijsomboon – Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
  5. Dr. Suvinai Pornavalai – Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
  6. Kosak Chairatsamisak – Chief Executive Officer, CP All Public Company Limited
  7. Dr. Worachet Pakeerut – Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
  8. Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich – Vice President, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
  9. Col. Dr. Teeranan Nandhakwang – National Defense Institute, Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters
  10. Ml Nattakorn Devakula – Former Bangkok Governor Candidate
  11. Poldej Pinprateep – Former Deputy Minister of Social Development and Human Security
  12. Dr.Thitinan Pongsudhirak – Director, Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS Thailand) and Lecturer at Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

This book is sponsored by Federic Naumann Foundation.

ISBN: 9789742354336