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Luke Duggleby

Luke Duggleby is a freelance documentary and portrait photographer originally from the UK who has been based in Bangkok, Thailand, for over 15 years. Working global media and NGO’s he also allocates a significant amount of time to personal work which focuses predominantly on issues related to human rights defenders and environmental justice particularly at a grassroots community level. In 2018, he was awarded for his contribution in covering human rights issues in Thailand by the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand. You can find more of Luke's work at www.lukeduggleby.com.

Why Thailand’s beaches are being replaced with concrete

Thailand’s shores are increasingly fortified with seawalls, a move officials claim is essential for erosion control. But environmental groups challenge the necessity of such drastic measures.
In Thailand, the pursuit of electric vehicle battery production is breathing new life into potash mining, but rural communities are resisting, alarmed by the possible environmental fallout.
In a former communist stronghold along the Thai-Lao border, indigenous communities are picking a new battle. Armed with litmus paper and test tubes, they are fighting the transboundary pollution allegedly caused by the region's largest coal power plant.
The recent decriminalisation of abortion in Thailand was hailed as a landmark victory for women's rights. But resistance from within the healthcare system hinders women’s access to safe and affordable abortions, leaving them vulnerable to unsafe and unregulated procedures.
A book editor and translator is fundraising bond money for hundreds of activists and protesters as her own way of "paying off the debt" for those who braved arrest and prosecution to speak up against Thailand's government.
As Thailand marches ahead with its vision of ‘greening’ the Northeast through extensive irrigation projects, local communities are concerned about the impact of the infrastructure plans on the Mekong’s tributaries.
Founded in 2011, Duay Jai is a local rights group supporting victims of arbitrary detention, rights violations and alleged torture by security personnel in the Deep South. Yureesa Sama, the organisation's secretary-general, works to provide mental health support to families affected and traumatised by the conflict.
Lertsak Kamkongsak is one of Thailand's most prominent human rights defenders and a co-founder of The Commoners Party, who has been empowering villagers to hold mining companies accountable for years.
A network of communities and human rights defenders from across Thailand gathered in Bangkok, forming a protest camp outside the United Nations headquarters. They are opposing the new draft Bill on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organisations. The Bill is expected to increase the government’s control of civil society and the protestors say they will remain until their calls are answered.
Photo: Luke Duggleby/HaRDstories

Thailand’s civil society at risk as government pushes law to fragment freedom of association

A network of communities and human rights defenders from across Thailand gathered in Bangkok, forming a protest camp outside the United Nations headquarters. They are opposing the new draft Bill on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organisations. The Bill is expected to increase the government’s control of civil society and the protestors say they will remain until their calls are answered.

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Thailand’s civil society at risk as government pushes law to fragment freedom of association

A network of communities and human rights defenders from across Thailand gathered in Bangkok, forming a protest camp outside the United Nations headquarters. They are opposing the new draft Bill on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organisations. The Bill is expected to increase the government’s control of civil society and the protestors say they will remain until their calls are answered.

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