Upload

Loading...

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

Sorry about that.

Watch Queue

TV Queue

Watch QueueTV Queue

    Loading...

Watch Queue
TV Queue
__count__/__total__

Listening Post - Feature: Thailand's lese majeste law

Want to watch this again later?

Sign in to add this video to a playlist.

Like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Don't like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Published on Dec 17, 2012

On December 5, 2012, thousands of Thais gathered in Bangkok to mark the 85th birthday of their monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The monarchy has great importance in Thai life, so much so that a 100-year-old law exists that makes it a criminal offense to say or write anything deemed offensive about the members of the royal family. It is known as Article 112 - the lese majeste law. And it is not just a symbolic relic - it has become a political weapon to be used with increasing frequency. From a handful of cases six years ago, there has been a steep rise as 2010 saw almost 500 cases. The Listening Post's Meenakshi Ravi reports on Thailand's lese majeste problem.

  1. 17352

    Dawkins on religion - Extra: 'Heaven and hell'

  2. 17353

    Dawkins on religion - Extra: 'They are desperate to go to a martyr's heaven'

  3. 17354

    South Africa debates mine nationalisation

  4. 17355

    Inside Story Americas - Will the US ever change its gun laws?

  5. 17356

    Fault Lines - The Battle for the Sinai

  6. 17357

    Banana more resistant to climate change: Scientists

  7. 17358

    Inside Story - Where will Abe be leading Japan?

  8. 17359

    Colombia peace talks focus on land issues

  9. 17360

    Economy key issue in South Korea elections

  10. 17361

    News Bulletin - 03:35 GMT update

  11. 17362

    News Bulletin - 19:30 GMT update

  12. 17363

    Syrian refugees brace for harsh winter

  13. 17364

    Gun control debate heats up in US

  14. 17365

    Berlusconi engaged to 27-year-old woman

  15. 17366

    US declares Lebanese politician "global terrorist"

  16. 17367

    Stream Leads 17/12/2012

  17. 17368

    Fighting rages in Palestinian camp in Damascus

  18. 17369

    Blast leaves several dead in Pakistani tribal area

  19. 17370

    Black South Africans await land reforms

  20. 17371

    WHO urges global action for malaria

  21. Listening Post - Feature: Thailand's lese majeste law

  22. 17373

    Football derby splits Casablanca

  23. 17374

    Talk to Al Jazeera - Marine Le Pen: The threat of radical Islam

  24. 17375

    NASA spacecrafts to deliberately crash into moon

  25. 17376

    News Bulletin - 5:00GMT update

  26. 17377

    Inside Story - Can the ANC fix South Africa's problems?

  27. 17378

    Bangladesh youth prepare to vote

  28. 17379

    Depardieu says au revoir to France

  29. 17380

    Alawite community forced to flee homes

  30. 17381

    News Bulletin - 03:35 GMT update

  31. 17382

    Obama says US failing to keep children safe

  32. 17383

    Obama addresses memorial service for victims of Newtown shooting

  33. 17384

    Defiant N Korea marks death of 'Dear Leader'

  34. 17385

    Survivors of mass shooting mourn victims

  35. 17386

    Japan's PM concedes defeat in poll

  36. 17387

    British doctor guilty of Iraqi prisoner death

  37. 17388

    Syrian intelligence official defects

  38. 17389

    Bomb site becomes internet sensation

  39. 17390

    News Bulletin - 14:35 GMT update

  40. 17391

    South Africa's ANC opens summit amid turmoil

  41. 17392

    News Bulletin - 09:35GMT update

  42. 17393

    Counting the Cost - Big banks, big criminals?

  43. 17394

    Inside Syria - Planning for the Syrian endgame

  44. 17395

    Cyclone Evan keaves thousands homeless in Samoa

  45. 17396

    LDP, ex-premier likely to regain power in Japan

  46. 17397

    Gaza faces prospect of powerless winter

  47. 17398

    War crimes victims seek justice in Bangladesh

  48. 17399

    Sri Lankan Chief Justice dismissal denounced

  49. 17400

    Details emerge about Connecticut gunman

  50. 17401

    Paraguay's rubbish band recycles rhythms

  51. 17402

    Venezuela readies for regional elections

  52. 17403

    Sudan's sinking economy raises tensions

  53. 17404

    Polls close in Egypt constitution referendum

  54. 17405

    News Bulletin - 03:35 GMT update

  55. 17406

    US school shooting: 'Victims shot multiple times'

  56. 17407

    UK nurse's family speak of 'unfillable void'

  57. 17408

    Analyst: Japanese voters 'are not enthusiastic'

  58. 17409

    Japan election: Nationalist fervour on the rise

  59. 17410

    News Bulletin - 20:00 GMT update

  60. 17411

    South2North - Africa 'in a time of chaos'

  61. 17412

    Newtown shootings stir gun control debate

  62. 17413

    Newtown police try to establish motive for shooting

  63. 17414

    Al Jazeera News Special - Cycling: Pedaling A Lie?

  64. 17415

    Kenya benefits from internet investment

  65. 17416

    Fiji braces for tropical cyclone Evan

  66. 17417

    News Bulletin - 14:35 GMT update

  67. 17418

    Philippines storm leaves children traumatised

  68. 17419

    Inside Story - Will a new constitution divide or unite Egypt?

  69. 17420

    Inside Story Americas - Has torture become acceptable?

  70. 17421

    S Africa's ANC braces for leadership summit

  71. 17422

    Interview with Freedom and Justice party spokeswoman

  72. 17423

    News Bulletin - 09:35 GMT update

  73. 17424

    A history of mass shooting in the US

  74. 17425

    Canada's indigenous groups hold nationwide protests

  75. 17426

    Listening Post - Abandoning Private Manning

  76. 17427

    Israeli FM resigns after indictment

  77. 17428

    The Frost Interview - Carlos Acosta: From pauper to prince

  78. 17429

    Bangladesh fashion industry faces competition

  79. 17430

    Syrian protesters say 'Assad is the terrorist'

  80. 17431

    Kenya orders refugees to leave cities

  81. 17432

    Increased frequency of US mass shootings

  82. 17433

    Vigils for US school shooting victims

  83. 17434

    News Bulletin - 03:35 GMT update

  84. 17435

    Dozens killed in US school shooting

  85. 17436

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane on the Conneticut shootings

  86. 17437

    President Obama reacts to the Connecticut school shooting

  87. 17438

    'Several fatalities' in US school shooting

  88. 17439

    Former policeman charged in Russia journalist murder

  89. 17440

    Rival protests held as Egypt referendum due

  90. 17441

    LeMond reacts to Dr Ferrari interview

  91. 17442

    'I did not dope Lance Armstrong'

  92. 17443

    British Guantanamo detainee to sue UK for defamation

  93. 17444

    Syrians protest against US 'terrorist' label on al-Nusra Front

  94. 17445

    Debating Egypt's draft constitution

  95. 17446

    Philippines reach out to Typhoon hit areas

  96. 17447

    Telecom governanace talks conclude unsolved

  97. 17448

    News Bulletin - 14:35 GMT update

  98. 17449

    Many killed in Philippines typhon Bhopa

  99. 17450

    Serbia coach: 'Punishment was logical'

to add this to Watch Later

Add to