Rodjaraeg Wattanapanit, Thai activist. Established the Awareness Raising Platform for Enhanced Democracy. The platform defends freedom of expression, arguing that thoughts can be freely shared. Wattanapanit also has a bookshop called Re: Public since 2011. In 2014, Wattanapanit was sent to a military camp to correct his attitude; When he returned from the camp in 2015, he reopened his bookstore. She was honored with the International Women Brave Award by the US State Department in 2016. She is the first Thai woman to receive this award she. She received her award from the US Secretary of State John Kerry.