Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn

2015 the year in review

The Year Southeast Asia Faced Its Own Refugee Crisis

Europe wasn't alone in dealing with a migrant crisis in 2015. Southeast Asia is facing human trafficking, forced displacement and the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
12.27.15
asia & pacific

Thailand Keeps Arresting People for Insulting the King — and His Dog

Lèse majesté sentences have become harsher under military rule, with record sentences of up to 30 years being handed down by military courts.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
12.16.15
officer involved

Holtzclaw Conviction Sheds Light on Prevalence of Police Sexual Abuse While on Duty

The conviction of the former Oklahoma cop on on rape charges came as a report found that thousands of law enforcement officials across the country have lost their licenses for rape, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
12.11.15
americas

Islamophobic Attacks Have Spiked in the US Since the Paris Attacks

Muslims in America are experiencing an unprecedented level of discrimination, threats, and violence following the Paris attacks, according to a new report.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.25.15
texas

The 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed Wants $15 Million and an Apology

The 14-year-old student and his family have demanded compensation and a written apology over the incident earlier this year in which his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.24.15
economics

Only 118 Years To Go Until Women Get Equal Pay

The World Economic Forum has analyzed a decade of data looking at efforts to close the global gender gap in pay, health, education, and politics. Let's just say things are moving pretty slowly.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.20.15
terror in paris

Anonymous Launches New Operation Against Islamic State Supporters After Paris Attacks

Members of the hacktivist collective say they’re trying to identify and report "supporters of people behind the Paris attacks," but critics are questioning their motives.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.17.15
officer involved

Video Shows Virginia Police Tasing a Man Multiple Times Before He Dies in Custody

A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit accuses the police department of failing to respond to requests for police files and conspiring to cover up the details of Linwood R. Lambert Jr. death in 2013.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.13.15
Health

Americans Are Still Getting Fatter

A new report shows that American waistlines continue to expand, despite decreases in the consumption of junk food and sugary drinks, with women and certain minority groups experiencing the largest increases in obesity.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.12.15
environment

California's Fishing Industry Feels the Pinch From Toxic Crabs

Algae blooms have brought about a spike in neurotoxin levels, making Dungeness and rock crabs unsafe to eat, say state officials.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.10.15
Space

Video Shows Exploding Meteor Turning the Skies Green in Thailand

When the sky turned green over Thailand, people immediately flocked to Twitter: Was it a meteor, a shooting star, or maybe aliens from a Korean tv show?
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
11.2.15
asia & pacific

Anonymous Hacktivists Join Cyberwar Against Thai Junta's Effort to Control the Internet

Hackers brought down Thailand's state-run telecom site over the government's attempt to establish a single internet gateway that would allow it to monitor, control, and erase websites.
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
10.23.15
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