Ruengrawee Pichaikul


What Do Increasing Attacks Against Soft Targets in Thailand’s South Signal?

August 6, 2014


Following the first-round meeting in February 2013 between the Thai Government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) rebel group that marked the start of surprise peace talks, insurgents have primarily targeted hard targets such as military and police personnel. However, following the breakdown of talks in July 2013…


A Pathway to Peace for Thailand’s Restive South?

June 13, 2012


In March 2012, a few weeks before Thai New Year which is celebrated every April, a series of explosions rocked a district of Thailand’s Songkla province popular with tourists, and a business district in Yala province.


As Thailand’s Floodwaters Recede, Agonies Surface

November 9, 2011


In the early weeks of October, people across Thailand experienced great heartache and even disbelief as they watched news coverage of rising floodwaters submerging several sizable industrial factories north of Bangkok one by one. During the first weeks of the flooding, we listened patiently…


Let’s Talk Rights: Returning Voice to the Voiceless

December 9, 2009


The unprecedented degree of polarization in Thai politics has been well-documented, and local media have undoubtedly played an instrumental role in perpetuating ongoing political tension. Gone are the days when balance and objectivity were held as worthy goals of the media. In the current commercial television climate, high-quality debate programs… Read more