Pirongrong Ramasoota (Ph.D. – Simon Fraser University) is Professor of Communication at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She researches and teaches in media policy and regulation and social implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with a special focus on Thailand and ASEAN. Her research interests are media reform, free speech issues and content regulation. Her past published works range from online game, hate speech, online intermediary, echo chamber to OTTs regulation. She is an active contributor to the international journals and conferences of repute.
Dr. Ramasoota has received many national awards and international appointments. She was given the Nationally Distinguished Researcher Award from the National Research Council of Thailand in 2017 and was on the board of several international think tanks such as Asian Media Information and Communication Center (AMIC), Privacy International (PI), and Communication Policy Research South (CPRsouth). She was also recipient of the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) fellowship and the Thai-Canada Rattanakosin scholarship through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). She has had trainings in media law and regulation from Oxford University and London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also received research grants from UNESCO, IDRC (Canada), Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (USA), Google, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF).
Some of Dr. Ramasoota’s published works: