Director of the Thai Media Policy Center (Thai MPC)
Pirongrong Ramasoota is currently director of the Thai Media Policy Center (Thai MPC), which is a research unit specializing in issues related to media law and regulation at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, where she has taught for the past 20 years. Apart from teaching, Pirongrong has actively participated in several endeavors related to media reform,including being commissioner in the tabling of the country’s first Public Television law and the Frequency Allocation and Communications Regulation law. Pirongrong completed her Ph.D. in communication studies from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, under the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship. Her research interests include media policy and regulation, social implications of ICTs, and media and democratization, and information privacy.