Friday, September 22, 2006

Bangkok democracy protest follows coup

Three days after the coup of September 19, a group of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok to show their opposition to the military government. Gnarly Kitty and Jotman were there live.

Gnarly Kitty, Mob at Paragon, Gnarly Kitty: See what the cat drags in!

Jotman, DEMOCRACY PROTEST, JOTMAN.COM

Bangkok Pundit, UPDATE: Anti-coup Gathering in Bangkok, Bangkok Pundit

Reviews:

Zuckerman and McKinnon, Gathering Voices to Share With a Worldwide Online Audience, Nieman Reports.
Jotman, Perspectives on the Protest, JOTMAN.COM
Jotman, Jotman Focus of Wikipedia Debate, JOTMAN.COM

Timeline:
Wikipedia, 2006 Thailand coup, Wikipedia

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thai coup of September 19, 2006

This is how Jotman's night of live-blogging began:
A coup d'etat appears to have occurred within the past 4-5 hours. I have just returned from a two hour long tour of the government buildings area where the coup d'etat leaders appear to be based. I carried my camera. There were few foreign journalists in the area and I did not see any television networks on the scene. I spoke with the a few tourists, a number of curious Thai onlookers, and some Thais who had turned out to support what appears to be the military overthrow of the "caretaker" government of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin.


Bangkok Pundit, State of Emergency in Bangkok: Coup Rumours


 Gnarly Kitty, Military Coup


Jotman, Thailand Coup of September 19, 2006, Jotman (text, photos, video)