PLEASE SIGN FACT’s PETITION!

March 14, 2010

Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) was founded on November 15, 2006 on the basis of a petition against Internet censorship which was presented to Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission and later to the Official Information Commission under a military coup government. The NHRC was disbanded by the coup and government officials refused illegally to cooperate with the OIC.

FACT has never deviated from its opposition to all censorship in Thailand and everywhere else. FACT’s original petition is now largely of historical interest.

FACT’s working group has now prepared a Mission Statement, our statement of principles and purpose to replace our original petition.

FACT now has more than 1,500 signers. If you have signed FACT’s petition, there is no need for you to sign again. However, if you have not signed, we urge you to sign FACT’s petition, and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sign. FACT’s petition is open to all.

For your signature to be counted, you must sign your FULL NAME in Thai and English, your affiliation, your location and your email address for verification.

FACT’s petition is hosted on FACTsite, with the Asian Human Rights Commission and at Change.org.

Please join us if you believe in FREEDOM. You have nothing to lose but your fear…and your chains.

Say NO to censorship!

These rights are universal: freedom of speech; freedom of expression; freedom of communication, including the Internet; freedom of association, including virtual association; media freedom, including the blogosphere; academic freedom, including digital learning; freedom of opinion; freedom of thought; freedom of ideas. A free Internet is our fundamental human right. Free expression is not a crime.

FACT supports all media, including the Internet, free of interference or regulation as the best means of participatory democracy possible. Every person deserves an equal voice and has a right to privacy and anonymity. These are our basic liberties.

FACT believes in transparent, accountable and democratic government. All people deserve freedom from fear.

We have the fundamental human right to unrestricted knowledge, knowledge without borders, boundaries, limits. A fully-informed public with access to all opinions is an asset to both our national and the international community. Education, knowledge and information are never a threat to national security.

Censorship in Thailand conceals a hidden political agenda used to repress dissent. Censorship reinforces social, class, gender, religigious and economic divisions which, suppressed, are root causes of violence in Thai society.

Abduction, kidnap, torture, forced confessions, disappearance, extrajudicial murder, the death penalty, are the ultimate censorship. We support reconciliation in the human community.

FACT celebrates human diversity: all views share equal validity, if only for one person. Open minds, open hearts.

FACT believes most human beings choose good over evil. We believe applying community and family standards to Thai society will result in personal responsibility, the full development of our children and a truly free society.

Censorship is a clear violation of our fundamental human rights, civil liberties and basic freedoms.

NO COMPROMISE: Stop censorship NOW!

3 Responses to “PLEASE SIGN FACT’s PETITION!”


  1. StopLeseMajeste TV

    http://www.livestream.com/stoplmtv

    Broadcasting LIVE every Saturday. Basic schedule comprising mainly of CENSORED videos relating to Thailand, lese majeste law, computer crime law.

    Free Suwicha Thakor!


  2. NO COMPROMISE: Stop censorship NOW!

    จอห์นเฟรนซิซลี
    ๒๔๖/๓ หมู่บ้าน ๒๒ ถนนแควหวาย
    ต.รอบเวียง อ.เมือง จ.เชียงราย
    jfl@uspvp.org

    john francis lee
    246/3 Moobaan 22 Thanon Kaew Wai
    T.Ropwieng A.Mueang J.Chiangrai
    jfl@uspvp.org

  3. john francis lee Says:

    The TOT is again blocking Asia Sentinel. Must be in deference to the 300,000,000฿ blimp.

    And FACThai is blocking my response to their request for signatures to their petition. I guess it was the announcement that was important. not the follow up.


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