Pirongrong Ramasoota Rananand (Prof)
Member of the Content Board, Broadcast Section, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)
Pirongrong Ramasoota is presently vice president of Chulalongkorn University, in charge of social outreach and global engagement. Prior to joining the university administration, Dr Ramasoota ran the Thai Media Policy Center, 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 at the department of journalism for the past 20 years.
Apart from teaching, Dr Ramasoota has participated in several policy-related endeavours including commissioning two media laws, and serving as member of advisory committee for the national communications regulator – the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). She was awarded outstanding national researcher from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) in 2016 and has won several national research awards.
Dr Ramasoota completed her PhD in communication in 2000 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, Internet freedom, media and democratization, and information privacy.