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Blackout Series

Blackout: Thailand's Cyber Wars

VICE News meets the hackers fighting mounting internet censorship in Thailand.
VICE News
8.2.16
asia & pacific

Myanmar Confirms That Aung San Suu Kyi Will Not Be President — but a Former Aide Will Rule in Her Name

A close friend and senior aide of hers, Htin Kyaw, is instead expected to rule in her name. Aung San Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from holding the presidency.
VICE News and Reuters
3.10.16
africa

Burkina Faso's Ousted Interim President Is Back in Office After Attempted Coup

Despite President Michel Kafando's return to office, it was coup leader General Diendéré who welcomed a delegation of West African leaders, who traveled to the capital to make sure the interim president was officially reinstated.
Pierre Longeray
9.23.15
asia & pacific

You'll Get a Massive Prison Sentence If You 'Insult' Thailand's Monarchy on Facebook

Thai military courts sentenced a man to 30 years and a woman to 28 years for insulting the monarchy on Facebook — and these charges and penalties are on the rise.
VICE News
8.7.15
politics

Thai Junta Stalls Democratic Elections as Former PM Begins Corruption Trial

The electoral delay, which is the second since the military seized power, means the nation will not go to the polls until August 2016 at the earliest, some 27 months after the army's coup.
Liz Fields
5.19.15
News

How the Theft of a Crown Suddenly Made a Thai Artist's Work Controversial

A priceless replica of a royal Thai crown was stolen from a museum in France. Now a replica of that replica could cause trouble back in Thailand for artist Arin Rungjang.
Aria Danaparamita
4.9.15
asia & pacific

Thailand's Ousted Prime Minister Denies All Charges as Impeachment Trial Begins

Yingluck Shinawatra's supporters say the trial is a ploy by the junta to stifle her influence and keep her from running in promised upcoming elections.
Liz Fields
1.9.15
politics

Brazilians Demand Justice for Horrors That Took Place During Military Dictatorship

As Brazil’s National Truth Commission wraps up its work and disbands, calls are growing for the punishment of perpetrators of torture, murder, and forced disappearances.
Claire Rigby
12.12.14
News

Talking to Students at Bangkok's Hunger Games Protest

In Thailand, the Hunger Games films have increasingly become a symbol of dissent against the military junta running the country.
Sally Mairs
11.23.14
Asia

The General Who Became Thailand's Prime Minister and the Ascendancy of the Eastern Tigers

Prayuth Chan-ocha has retired as head of the Thai army, leaving him free to focus on the job of prime minister and the elevation of a shadowy military clique.
VICE News
10.3.14
asia & pacific

Human Rights Abuses Rampant in Myanmar While Fair Elections Remain Elusive

The country's slow democratization continues to be marred by mass humanitarian and electoral issues.
Liz Fields
9.13.14
Thailand

The UN Has Condemned Thailand's Crackdown on Human Rights Advocates

Police officers broke up an event meant to publicize the state of human rights in the country since its military coup in May.
VICE News
9.5.14
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