Co-founder of COFACT Thailand
Office of National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission
Supinya Klangnarong, Thailand Co-founder of COFACT Thailand, Fact-checking platform & communities. Co-founder of Digital Thinkers Forum, Bangkok-based ThinkTank on Digital Rights. Honorary Member, Ethics Committee of The National Press Council of Thailand. Former Commissioner of National Broadcast and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) in Thailand between 2011 to 2017. She is Ashoka Fellow since 2004 and Eisenhower Fellow in 2007 as a long-time advocate for media rights and quality journalism, digital rights and citizenship, Supinya started off her media advocacy work as Co-Ordinator, then Secretary-General of now-defunct Campaign for Popular Media Reform, when Thailand’s major reform kicked start after the May 1993 popular democracy uprising, then a Co-founder of Thai Netizen Network, Internet freedom advocacy group emerged after military coup in 2006. In 2011, She decided to run in a candidacy for NBTC, which she was selected by the Senate to be the youngest and only female commissioner (civil society representation) in Thailand’s broadcast and telecom regulator, NBTC, to influence the democratization of policy and regulation of the country’s state-controlled broadcasting sector.