The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Thailand motivates people to get involved politically and to play an active role in society. Our events promote democracy, human rights and a free market economy. Since we want to reach young people in particular, we follow a gamification approach in many of our projects. We also work closely with journalists and media organizations to facilitate fair and free public dialogue.The FNF Thailand team works with Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), Thai PBS, Punch Up, King Prajadhipok's Institute, Change Fusion and Digital for Peace. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Long Take Politics and Elections:
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom along with our partners King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, and Sanya Dharmasakti Institute for Democracy has organized a three part series to discuss the usage of political misinformation, innovation and technologies as tools for political campaigns, and finally an analysis on the current political landscape of Thailand.
Global Europe – Global Expectations
Today, we are experiencing that the European Union and its model of democratic societies are losing their worldwide popularity. The growing global influence of actors with values, political systems, and worldviews that are diametrically opposing to those of the EU, as well as the renaissance of geopolitical blocs (as evidenced by the abstention of some states in the UN in condemning Russia's war of aggression), further reinforce this trend.
Liberal Human Rights Work 2022
In over 60 countries, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom promotes human rights and supports organizations and human rights defenders working for the protection of human rights and the rule of law. This report offers an insight into the foundation's Liberal Human Rights work in 2022.
Thinking about Europe: Photography Competition
Europe is more than 8000 kilometers away from Thailand. Despite this, globalization has made us feel more interconnected than ever before. The influence of Europeans can be seen integrated through Thai culture, economy, society, politics and in our way of life. Thus, FNF and our partners invited interested parties to seek out what are the European traces in Thailand; and to reflect on the relationship between Europe and Thailand.
FNF FactsCollabTH Event to Celebrate International Fact Checking Day
FNF was honoured to be part of an event that continues to internationally pave the way forward in recognizing the importance of fact checking. Frederic Spohr, Head of Thailand and Myanmar for FNF, opened the forum for discussion with a clear message “There is always a necessity to search for facts. Journalist acts as frontline gatekeepers for ensuring that the message is accurate and the public is well-informed”
Western diplomats call for Russia’s isolation
Many Asian countries have condemned Putin's attack on Ukraine - but not all. At an event organised by FNF partner ISIS in Bangkok, Western ambassadors called on the global community to take tough action against Russia.
Thailand Talks sets a deeply divided Thai society a good example of being tolerant to differing political opinions
Amid a series of political unrest and tension brewing in the country, a space and platform for a constructive dialogue where people in Thai society can have healthy debate over political and social issues will be the key driver for the Kingdom to become more open to embracing opposing views.