Attitude adjustment

Nic Dunlop

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Thaweeporn Kummetha. Photograph: Nic Dunlop

In October 2015, Thaweeporn Kummetha, a journalist at Prachatai, an online newspaper, was summoned for questioning by Thailand’s military regime, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). The following day, Thaweeporn reported to the Signal Department of the Royal Thai Army in Bang Sue, Bangkok. There she was escorted to a meeting room. Waiting for her were people from the Ministry of Justice, the Department of Special Investigations, the People’s Technological Crime Suppression Division, four members of the Thai Journalists Association and an assortment of military officers. It was chaired by a senior officer who did not give his name.

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