Blackout: Professor Tyrell Haberkorn on Thailand’s Democracy and Press

In this edition of Blackout, staff writer Cesar Ramirez speaks with Tyrell Haberkorn, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison about democracy and press freedom in Thailand following the 2014 coup.

Assistant Professor Tyrell Haberkorn at McGill University. Photo by MIR.

This interview was recorded during the 2019 Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies conference on October 25 in Montreal, Canada. Special thanks to Erik Kuhonta of the Southeast Asian Studies department and the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University for arranging the interview.

In the series Blackout, the McGill International Review scrutinizes the state of democracy and censorship in countries all across the globe. Join our staff as we speak with journalists, professors, bloggers, and activists to learn more about justice and freedom of speech.


The introduction is a snippet of a speech by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha published in a Channel News Asia newscast. It has been used in this podcast for non-commercial purposes abiding by CNA’s terms and conditions

This podcast was edited by Alec Regino.