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Paritta Wangkiat

Paritta Wangkiat is a Thai journalist, originally from Phuket but residing in Bangkok. She works regularly for a variety of local and international media.

Seeking Justice: How Yureesa Sama builds peace through dialogue in Thailand’s Deep South

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.
At the age of 18, Natthapan Saengtab crashed her motorcycle into a stranger’s car. It set off a chain of events that would see her parents lose their land, sending the family on a downward spiral. But against all odds, the fateful accident set Natthapan on the path to becoming a prominent land rights defender in southern Thailand.

Natthapan Saengtab: Leading the fight for land rights in Southern Thailand

At the age of 18, Natthapan Saengtab crashed her motorcycle into a stranger’s car. It set off a chain of events that would see her parents lose their land, sending the family on a downward spiral. But against all odds, the fateful accident set Natthapan on the path to becoming a prominent land rights defender in southern Thailand.

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