Thai students suffer inequality and poor mental health as pandemic lingers

At a protest earlier this month, a large banner was unfurled on the side of an overpass that read, “1.8 million children are about to fall out of the school system due to online instruction that doesn’t give a shit about them.” A young girl ...

Laos pushes into crypto as it authorises mining and trading

Laos has authorised the mining and trading of cryptocurrencies, in a policy shift by the debt-laden south-east Asian nation that positions it to profit from the crackdown on digital currency mining in China. Analysts said the move was a logical step for the landlocked, communist-ruled country ...

Island of rubbish: Koh Samui’s pollution problem remains unsolved

No one can argue with the appeal of visiting Thailand’s exotic, tropical islands. With their glistening palm trees, crystal-clear waters, and powdery, white sands, a trip down south is what many yearn to cross off their bucket lists. One of Thailand’s most iconic islands is that ...

Myanmar Junta Arrests Two More Journalists

Two more Myanmar journalists have been arrested by junta forces, raising the number of journalists being held by the military regime to 53 as of September 16, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Since the military’s February 1 coup, Myanmar has become the world’s second-biggest jailer ...

Farmers suffer huge losses as produce prices plunge

Farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s agricultural production hub, are hurting as produce prices plunge by almost 80 percent in the wake of pandemic provoked distribution challenges. Son Van Luan, 67, director of a cooperative in Vinh Long Province’s Binh Tan District said farmers were suffering ...

Dam Battles Converge on Cambodia’s 3S Rivers

A frequent contributor to National Geographic, Stefan Lovgren often writes about freshwater conservation issues. He covers the Mekong River as part of the USAID project “Wonders of the Mekong”. Follow him on Instagram @mekongwonders or visit his website:  For decades, Nov Lun and his fellow fishermen harvested ...

14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

Type: Workshop When: 6 – 8 September 2021 Where: Hybrid, in Brunei Darussalam and online. Contact(s): Ms Marja Paavilainen, Senior Programme Officer, TRIANGLE in ASEAN Programme The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is an open platform for the review, discussion and exchange of good practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ ...

Story grants to investigate environmental crime in Asia

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, working with the Henry Nxumalo Foundation, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism and #WildEye Asia, is offering grants to journalists to investigate environmental crime in Asia.   We’re hoping for a diverse set of proposals and are reaching out to partners and ...

EU GCCA+ Youth Awards for the best climate storytelling

The EU GCCA+ Youth Awards support young journalists, writers and photographers to tell powerful climate stories around the world. If you are between 18 and 30 years and live in a GCCA+ country (see registration form) you can participate with a video/story with photos about climate change cooperation, preferably related to an EU-funded project in your ...

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