Summary Box: Cyberactivists launch website displaying Wikileaks information on ThailandBy AP
Friday, August 20, 2010
Summary Box: Activists unblock Wikileaks for Thais
THAI WIKILEAKS: Anonymous Internet activists calling themselves “Wikicong” have set up a website to display information about Thailand that comes from the whistle-blower site Wikileaks.
WHY IT’S NEEDED: The original site is blocked to some Internet users in Thailand.
WHAT’S THERE: The most sensitive material about Thailand on the Wikileaks site is video of the crown prince having dinner with the woman who later became his wife. The video had been widely circulated inside Thailand, which mandates a jail term of up to 15 years for anyone who “defames, insults, or threatens” the royal family.
Tags: Asia, Computing And Information Technology, Internet Technology, Southeast Asia, Thailand