Using terror to silence people is a method that gets results in Thailand. I have noticed that the medicine given in order to create fear is of different strengths depending on one’s social position.
BioChiranuch Premchaiporn of Thailand received the International Women's Media Foundation's Courage in Journalism Award in 2011. She was webmaster for Prachatai, an online newspaper that cannot be controlled by the government. Premchaiporn was facing a 70 year prison term previously under the former government but has not fled following the recent coup d'etat.
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