bm264 Prachatai – Alternative Media in Thailand

by bicyclemark

Alternative media is alive and well in Thailand, especially at the offices of Prachatai.com.  I spent the morning with the staff of this Thai alternative news source discussing what the big issues are for Thailand and their experience running such a media organization.

We discuss:

  • The overall media landscape in Thailand
  • Government control, economic influence
  • MY experience with the Royal Anthem
  • Censorship
  • The constitution
  • Labor and Unions
  • Environmentalism in Thailand
  • Funding

Music:

  • Eddie Vedder – Rise
  • Herbie Hancock – Tea Leaf Prophecy