Arthit Suriyawongkul

Member for

8 years 4 months

First name

Arthit

Last name

Suriyawongkul

Organization

Thai Netizen Network

Country

Thailand

What is your relationship to GISWatch?

I wrote Thailand Chapter for 2011 report (Internet rights and democratisation) and co-wrote Thailand Chapter for 2014 report (Communications surveillance in the digital age).

Author Profile

Arthit (@bact) is a co-founder of Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture and a coordinator for Thai Netizen Network (TNN), based in Bangkok.

With TNN and their partners like human rights lawyers and academics, he helps fight court cases related to freedom of expression online, produces recommendations for Internet and information policies, and organizes forums on technology and current issues.

Before joined TNN, Arthit was in software industry and linguistic research. He was trained in artificial intelligence and anthropology. His 2012 master thesis is about cultural-political activism and parody by Thai social media users during the time of political unrest and national conflicts.