Surprisingly, FACT often gets asked how MICT’s blocklist is secret when FACT regularly publishes and updates it.
FACT downloads each MICT secret blocklist from MICT’s login page for ISPs. What you find on this page is the official blocklist.
However, MICT has not made the blocklist public since January 2004. On March 8, 2007, MICT refused to provide FACT their blocklist or finite criteria for blocking websites for the sixth time.
I have been unable to comment on a blog in the US from Thailand.
The blog is http://www.moonofalabama.org. I can reach and read it without trouble.
But the comments are handled through http://www.typepad.com, which a I can no longer reach. I have just noticed this inablity to post since this morning : 11.04.2007.
This particular blog has nothing to do with Thailand, although typepad may handle a lot blogs’ comments.
MICT should really stop treating people like children. We are adults and quite able to decide for ourselves what risks we should take and what vices we do or do not indulge in.
Sometimes I do agree with the decisions they made, blocking some sites. First thing is that you have to accept the fact that people do think and digest media differently. The fact that some people digest the contents without analyzing things are true. One great example of this is the improvement of Thailand’s local TV drama. The settings, the plot, the act, and the script of today’s TV dramas are 80percent the same as they were 10 years ago. The characters, they think out loud(saying out words). Im not telling that the people are stupid, but im saying that they do not digest things properly. The intepreting skills are extremely low. If these people read rumours off the internet and spread it around, and CHAOS.
However, im not saying that im totally agreed with MICT actions. Some websites hold true facts about the country and the reason they banned this site is that…? Just dont wanna say it, we know it all. Hope freedom comes soon.
Even if the rumors are false they still shouldn’t ban it, it’s something we call “freedom of thought”.
It’s up to the people to believe whatever they want and they will eventually learns how to think critically when they’re expose to both side of the argument, that’s how we learn.
would like to know website that have been blocked by ICT. please kindly forward to me at your earliest convenience.
To my astonishment the English newspaper, The Evening Standard had its PUZZLES page blocked for some time. After querying this with the pader and some British govt departments the only answer was to either push me onto another govt dept or throw their hands up and tell me they could do nothing about it. I don’t know if the block has been lifted as I no longer do their crossword. This was during the Abhisit period.
I’m a journalist,
how do I get in touch with FACT activists?
MICT undermines Democracy and the development of THAI peoples intellect with the ignorant way the censure,filter and block the flow of information.
They make TOT a laughing stock of “Companies” by undermining thier credibility.TOT must constantly lie,mislead and fool thier clientel as to the reasons Thier services DO NOT function properly.
MICT YOU ARE a Joke! And You are violating the Thai Constitution.As well as stunting the mentality of Thai Generations to come!
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The boigraphy of our Majesty in Wikipedia has been BLOCKED.
It is just a fucking BIOGRAPHY…why should they block it ??
Fucking shit nazi genocidal government….!
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How do I contact you? I am in Bangkok
I am in Chiangmai NOT blocked from FACT
Here’s an interesting set of events for anyone following the internet censorship in Thailand.
My wife and I have just returned to the UK (February 2013) after spending a few weeks with her family in Chiangmai.
We took my wife’s Mac laptop with us and at first we had no trouble accessing outside sites from Chiangmai. My wife tends to look at Thai sites most of the time but I like to look at UK and US sites.
After the first two or three weeks I had trouble using my preferred search engine (Mamma.com). Every time I searched for something I was rewarded with Thai sites and not the sites I was looking for. Even when I did manage to get to the site I could only access Thai text and not English!
I got round this by looking at my mail first and then using the Yahoo UK search engine. This worked until we went to stay with my brother-in-law in Bangkok.
At this point I could not access either my UK mail or the BBC UK website I had been looking at nearly every day in Chiangmai. My wife could not access her yahoo.com mail either!
Usually the first page would load and then everything died! Most of the time all we got was an immediate redirect to a generic page from the ISP.
Very surprisingly when I used my brother-in-law’s PC I was able to access both the BBC and my mail!
Was this because our computer was not known to the police or whoever currently controls the internet in Thailand, or was it because it is a Mac (apparently Mac OSX is much more difficult to hack into than Windows)? Very strange whatever the reason.
Any ideas? We don’t want to see Thailand going the way of China with restrictions on almost every website.
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