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'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.
Blue Carbon Board Game : The importance of the coastal ecosystems
With climate change as one of the biggest threats facing humanity, we are witnessing the occurence of extreme weather events and the rise of sea levels. However, mangroves can be the tool that ease the impacts of climate change. Do you know that mangrove forests can absorb greenhouse gases much more than normal forests? That is why Friedrich Naumann Foundation is currently developing the Blue Carbon Board Game with our partners to make the public realizes the importance of the coastal ecosystem.
Increase students' appetite to learn through game- based learning
How to increase students' appetite for learning? This is a question that most teachers ask themselves all the time. Game-based learning can be part of the solution. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation is collaborating with the Department of Local Administration and Bangkadi Municipality in using game-based learning to transform students into active citizens.
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.