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.
Thailand Talks 2023: Fostering Dialogue for a Resilient Society
Embark on a journey through the dynamic discussions and thought-provoking dialogues at Thailand Talks 2023, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation's flagship event. Dive into the diverse perspectives on issues ranging from marijuana legalization to the moral compass of politicians. Discover how this event transcends traditional boundaries, shaping a path towards a more united society.
Eyes Wide Open: Discoveries from the Open Society Seminar and Questions for Thai Society
Ms. Thanisara Rungdej, is the CEO & Co-Founder Punch Up World. She was selected by FNF to participate in our International Academy for Leadership (IAF) The platform seeks to create an International Exchange and Advanced Training. Read about her experience and explore the concept of an 'open society,' grounded in principles of individual freedom and responsibility, which fosters inclusivity and equitable mechanisms for communal living.
Thailand Talks: A Platform for Discussions
Amidst the current political climate, it's all too easy to find ourselves confined within our own political echo chambers. Thailand Talks serves as a vital bridge, offering individuals with diverse viewpoints a space to engage in open and meaningful discussions, share their thoughts, beliefs, and unique perspectives. We are gearing up for the next Thailand Talk which will occur on the 26th of Nov 2023.
The condition for Unconditional Love: When love is unconditional but must be limited by society.
Let us introduce you to Ms Angsumalin Akatnuam, an advocate for gender equality. And founder of the LGBTQ+ Mother page: The Mother of diverse LGBTQ+ children.
Thailand's New Prime Minister: Srettha Thavisin
Thailand´s new Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, and his Phue Thai Party will form a broad, but controversial government coalition. The coalition includes conservatives, who had lost the election. Excluded is the Move Forward Party, which had won the election. Freiheit.org´s Sky Chatuchinda spoke with Dr. Pimrapaat Dusadeeisariyakul, Program Manager Thailand at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom´s Thailand Office in Bangkok.*
Setting the Scene for Thailand’s Political Landscape in 2032
On the 13th of June, 2023, Thai PBS organised a Post Election event in collaboration with FNF Thailand in an event entitled 'The Future after the Election' the event was held at the Bangkok Art & Culture Center (BACC) and prompted the social sector to contemplate the concept of a Political Safety Net to support the post-election transition.
The Urgency for Factchecking in Thailand
In a world where fake news is being used to manipulate people, fact-checking ourselves plays a crucial role in determining what is real and what is fake. Without this skill, we will be vulnerable to to factually incorrect information that spread like viruses and infect our understanding of what’s real and what’s not. That is why COFACT ( Collaborative Fact Checking), which is a network organization that consists of 8 organizations, decided to launch Citizen Accountability for Local governance Media (CALM) project.