Myanmar’s Multiple Crises: A Recipe for Disaster

Myanmar would not be able to handle climate-related or other disasters, on top of its fragile situation in conflict, the economy and health. While there is not much talk of sustainability, it is a crucial factor given the country’s insecurity.

The Giant Stingray: A Reminder of the Mekong’s Bounty — and the Risks It Faces

The May release of a giant stingray back into the Mekong’s deepest waters in Cambodia made headlines, but threats to the Mekong persist. Several Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia have died. The last one in Laos, living in a Lao-Cambodia deep pool, died in February.

IN NUMBERS: THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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Myanmar: ‘My Biggest Worry Is That We Are Never Able to Re-emerge’

Myanmar is at risk of being overwhelmed by the continuing deterioration of its social and natural capital in the wake of the 2021 coup. Respected environmental campaigner Win Myo Thu discusses the bleak prospects ahead with Reporting ASEAN.

မြန်မာ။ ။ ‘အစိုးရိမ်ဆုံးကတော့ ကျွန်တော်တို့ လုံးဝပြန်နာလန်မထူနိုင် ဖြစ်သွားမှာကိုပဲ’

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံသည် ၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ် စစ်အာဏာသိမ်းမှု ဖြစ်စဉ်မှစပြီး လူမှုအရင်းအမြစ်နှင့် သယံဇာတ အရင်းအမြစ်များ ဆက်တိုက် ဆုတ်ယုတ်လျော့ပါးမှုကြောင့် တိုင်းပြည်အခြေအနေ ဖရိုဖရဲဖြစ်မည့် အန္တရာယ်နှင့် ရင်ဆိုင်နေရသည်။ အနာဂတ်တွင် ကြုံရလာနိုင်သည့် စိတ်ပျက်အားလျော့ဖွယ် အနေအထားအပေါ် သဘာဝပတ်ဝန်းကျင်အရေး ဆောင်ရွက်ရာတွင် ထင်ရှားသူ တစ်ဦးဖြစ်သည့် ဦးဝင်းမျိုးသူက Reporting ASEAN နှင့် ဆွေးနွေးထားသည်။

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PHILIPPINES: ‘In Comics, You Can Show Instead of Tell’

Funny but serious is how cartoons have been in the political conversations in the Philippines, which votes for a new president in May. Visual artist Kapitan Tambay talks to Reporting ASEAN about visual storytelling.

A Real-World Tool in Newspeak – ‘Gender on Our News Radar: A View from Southeast Asia’

If you haven’t yet noticed, the conversations around gender in news and public spaces have been changing – in ways that were hard to imagine even a few years ago. Drawing from news realities, this 64-page book explains how gender-informed storytelling is an investment in spotting and producing ing nuanced, engaging news reports.

Tools for Journalists

A Real-World Tool in Newspeak – ‘Gender on Our News Radar: A View from Southeast Asia’

If you haven’t yet noticed, the conversations around gender in news and public spaces have been changing – in ways that were hard to imagine even a few years ago. Drawing from news realities, this 64-page book explains how gender-informed storytelling is an investment in spotting and producing ing nuanced, engaging news reports.

‘Get Arrested Inside or Go Hungry Abroad’: Safety, Decent Income Weigh Heavily on Myanmar’s Journalists 

Living and working in exile may be safer for Myanmar’s journalists, but they are worried about being able to making a decent living (and life) from their embattled profession, insights from a Reporting ASEAN survey show.

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