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Laos: To See And Be Seen

For the third year, a group of Lao photographers travelled to remote rural villages in the northern part of the country as part of a photo trip-cum-workshop. They did not, however, just take photos of the residents, but gave something back by teaching them how to shoot pictures – and showed them films (including Charlie Chaplin ones).

In COVID-19, The ‘We’ Needs to Include Migrant Workers

COVID-19 may have forced Singapore and Malaysia to address the appalling living conditions of migrant workers they host. But larger and wider problems such as the lack of social protection, as well as discrimination that has become worse during the pandemic, persist.

เอเชียอาคเนย์สู้โควิด: คำว่า “พวกเรา” ต้องรวมถึงแรงงานข้ามชาติด้วย

สถานการณ์โควิด-19 ทำให้สิงคโปร์และมาเลเซียจำต้องหันมาดูแลสภาพความเป็นอยู่ที่น่าอนาถของแรงงานข้ามชาติในประเทศ แต่ปัญหาที่ใหญ่และหนักกว่านั้นก็ยังคงอยู่ เช่นไม่มีการปกป้องทางสังคม และมีการกีดกันเพิ่มขึ้นในช่วงโรคระบาดนี้

ဖိလစ် ဂိုလင်ဂိုင်၊ အာဆီယံသတင်း အစီအစဉ်

စင်္ကာပူနှင့် မလေးရှားနိုင်ငံတို့က အိမ်ရှင်အဖြစ် လက်ခံခေါ်ယူထားသော ရွှေ့ပြောင်းအလုပ်သမားများ၏ စိုးရိမ်ဖွယ်ရာ နေရာထိုင်ခင်းအခြေအနေများကို ဖြေရှင်းပေးရန် ကိုဗစ်-၁၉ ကပ်ရောဂါက ဖိအားပေးနိုင်ဖွယ်ရှိသည်။

All Eyes on Vaccination Drive in Thailand

Thailand, whose pandemic management has earned praises, looks to do mass vaccination from June and produce vaccines for local use and for export.

To Mediate In Myanmar, ASEAN Needs A New Template

Asean has been pooh-poohed by many, but it is still the most pragmatic bet for talking  to Myanmar’s military. But can it convene a coordinated international response, with the west as bad cop and it as the negotiator, under heightened expectations about its doing ‘the right thing’ in our digitally connected world?

Plant-based Food Finds Its Way Into Post-pandemic Menu

Southeast Asians are finding more – and more flavourful – plant-based food in their midst, amid anxiety about human and planetary health, COVID-19 and pandemics.

Keep Quiet or Speak Up When Someone Sends Unverified Content? Tough.

The results of a Reporting ASEAN survey give interesting views into how Southeast Asians interact with news and misinformation, including amid COVID-19. Plus – a total of 99% said they had ‘average’ to ‘excellent’ skills  in judging the reliability of content.

Fact-checking, Vietnamese Style

Meet the Vietnam Anti-Fake News Center, the newest kid on the fact-checking block in Southeast Asia. It doesn’t work like fact-checkers work elsewhere, but the COVID-19 infodemic has created new spaces for such initiatives within the limits of the media scene.

After Coup, Myanmar’s Journalists Watch and Wait, Warily

Myanmar’s journalists are no strangers to working in hostile settings. But the February military coup throws up questions about what may be left of the profession of journalism, which has been around for just a decade in the Southeast Asian country.

Southeast Asia: Contact Tracing A COVID-19 Hoax

Remember the hoax claiming that alkaline foods can protect you from COVID-19? The ‘contact tracing’ of its viral trail, in this story, shows that as challenging as fact checking is, the work must continue.

Thailand In A Pressure Cooker

Thailand’s management of COVID-19 has earned praises. But as the pandemic persists, the country’s pre-existing challenges in development are starting to show – and cause worries.

When Science Meets Real-life Food Habits

Life doesn’t unfold in a petri dish, so our food habits need to be part of campaigns to take out harmful trans fats. Check out our data on cardiovascular health in Southeast Asia. (First of a two-part story set.)

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