Agenda Bangkok – What Are Really Important Issues for Bangkok

Agenda Bangkok is SIU’s latest project in the time preparing for the next Bangkok Governor election in January 2013.

Agenda Bangkok is SIU’s latest project in the time preparing for the next Bangkok Governor election in January 2013.

Photo from 3rd Agenda Bangkok workshop at Chulalongkorn University

Since we are all tired of repetitive proposals from all candidates including the new BTS/MRT lines, flood prevention and promise of new parks (which almost never happened), we need a better approach for solid and practical proposals from future candidates.

Agenda Bangkok project gathers many stakeholders of Bangkok everyday life. From students and youths to former Bangkok governors, we ask them to give their thought what are really important issues for Bangkok administration.

The project is comprised of few parts:

  • Deep interviews of “Bangkok experts” who really worked for the job.
  • Three workshops from scholars and Bangkokians
  • Online activity including Facebook

So far SIU has interviewed two experts: former governor Apirak Kosayodhin and former MRT governor (also ex-candidate for Bangkok governor) Prapat Chongsanguan. Their interviews (in Thai) are published on our Siam Intelligence web site.

All three workshops are done and we will publish 10 essential issues for future Bangkok soon. The preview of issues is available from Siam Intelligence web site.

SMS Spam Workshop at NBTC Office

9 March 2011 – SIU in conjunction with Telecommunications Consumer Institute (TCI) organized a telecom workshop on “SMS Spam Protection” at the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Phaholyotin Road.

The attendances in this workshop are all five major mobile operators (AIS, DTAC, TRUE, TOT, CAT), digital content providers (e.g. GMM Grammy, INN News and Mono Group) and digital SMS marketing firms. All of participants including TCI and representatives from NBTC discussed the best solution to counter “SMS Spam” and “Value Added Services” problems the mobile consumers are facing now.

Prawit Leestapornwonsa, TCI Director, gave the opening remark. The workshop was  moderated by Kan Yuentong, SIU Director. SIU also presented the outcome of “SMS Spam Legal Framework from Other Countries” research project.

Thai Netizen Network: Internet Politics And Intermediary Liability

SIU joines Thai Netizen Network public seminar “Internet Politics And Intermediary Liability” on Wednesday 17 December 2010 at The Political Science Alumni Conference Room, Chulalongkorn University.

SIU joines Thai Netizen Network public seminar “Internet Politics And Intermediary Liability” on Wednesday 17 December 2010 at The Political Science Alumni Conference Room, Chulalongkorn University.

Isriya Paireepairit, SIU Researcher, moderated two sessions: “Internet Filtering and Censorship after the 2006 Coup d’Etat” and “Computer Crime Act and Internet Politics”. The event summary is available on Matichon Newspaper web site.

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