More public awareness of the link between wildlife and pandemics has given conservation groups a wider entry point to step up campaigns against their use. But COVID-19 restrictions have also led wildlife traffickers and sellers to turn to social platforms to push their trade.
Vintage fashion appeals to consumers who would like their purchases to have a smaller environmental footprint. For the women entrepreneurs who sell them, they are a source of livelihood in hard times, a creative outlet and advocacy — toward sustainability.
Vietnam is on the way to meet fundraising target for its national vaccine fund. Its percentage of fully vaccinated people is the lowest thus far in Southeast Asia, as its worst COVID-19 surge kicks in.
When you watch the hit Filipino musical ‘Rak of Aegis’ in times of COVID-19, it badgers you with bigger, wider questions about life in, and after, the pandemic. Yet it is but one of the many signs of a planet in distress.
Six months after the 1 Feb coup, hypervigilance has become a survival skils for many people in Myanmar. But they are mostly on their own in the ‘double trouble’ of COVID-19 emergency and the coup crisis.
Crises can be fertile ground for art, but they can also chip away at creativity and artists’ livelihoods. In this chat with Reporting ASEAN, an artist talks about finding ways to stay inspired, and hopes for the day Myanmar gets past having to wage a revolution..
การค้ายาเสพติดสังเคราะห์กำลังเฟื่องฟูมากในเอเชียตะวันออกและเอเชียอาคเนย์ โดยที่กว่าร้อยละ 70 ของการยึดกุมเมทแอมเฟตามีนในปีค.ศ. 2020 เกิดขึ้นใน 5 ประเทศลุ่มแม่น้ำโขงตอนล่าง กลุ่มอาชญากรสามารถปรับตัวได้ดี มีการปรับเปลี่ยนกลยุทธการผลิตและกระจายยาเสพติด นอกจากนี้ราคาเมทแอมเฟตามีนที่ลดลง ช่วยให้อุปสงค์เพิ่มขึ้น
Myanmar’s pandemic-hit communities are trying to fend for themselves as the country’s health system, already crippled after the Feb 1 coup, crumbles under a third outbreak of COVID-19. But the country needs a much stronger response, not to mention a functioning government.
The synthetic drug trade is booming in East and Southeast Asia, where the 5 lower Mekong countries account for just over 70% of methamphetamine seizures in 2020. Resilient syndicates are diversifying production and distribution, while methamphetamine prices are going down and helping push up demand in the region.
I am among the one million Filipinos who had COVID-19. My Papa was one of the 17,800 people who died from it.
A 21-year-old university student shares his story of trauma, loss, anger and frustration, from experiencing what it means to have a health system that is flailing amid COVID-19. The Philippines has reported 17,800 deaths and has fully vaccinated just 0.23% of its over 110 million people, as of 6 May.
Women are much less visible in photo and visual journalism and related work in Southeast Asia. Though things have been changing, the issue touches on perceptions of women and men’s roles, default newsroom habits and the female gaze.
Phụ nữ ít xuất hiện trong công việc ảnh/video báo chí và những chuyện liên quan ở Đông Nam Á. Dù tình hình đã và đang thay đổi, vấn đề này tiếp tục được bàn luận dưới quan điểm về vai trò của nam và nữ, những thói quen mặc định của tòa soạn và góc nhìn của phụ nữ.
Resignation, frustration mix as Southeast Asians find that their countries are back in lockdowns. But vaccination is underway, covering larger proportions of people in Singapore and Indonesia, than in the Philippines and Thailand.
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).
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.
สถานการณ์โควิด-19 ทำให้สิงคโปร์และมาเลเซียจำต้องหันมาดูแลสภาพความเป็นอยู่ที่น่าอนาถของแรงงานข้ามชาติในประเทศ แต่ปัญหาที่ใหญ่และหนักกว่านั้นก็ยังคงอยู่ เช่นไม่มีการปกป้องทางสังคม และมีการกีดกันเพิ่มขึ้นในช่วงโรคระบาดนี้
စင်္ကာပူနှင့် မလေးရှားနိုင်ငံတို့က အိမ်ရှင်အဖြစ် လက်ခံခေါ်ယူထားသော ရွှေ့ပြောင်းအလုပ်သမားများ၏ စိုးရိမ်ဖွယ်ရာ နေရာထိုင်ခင်းအခြေအနေများကို ဖြေရှင်းပေးရန် ကိုဗစ်-၁၉ ကပ်ရောဂါက ဖိအားပေးနိုင်ဖွယ်ရှိသည်။
Amid risks to their lives, worries about getting arrested and the loss of jobs, Myanmar’s journalists face a a future of tough questions. But the hardy profession soldiers on in the face of the military’s crackdown on media.
Thailand, whose pandemic management has earned praises, looks to do mass vaccination from June and produce vaccines for local use and for export.
Whether as keyboard warriors, street protesters (some with slingshots), meal organisers or as part of nightly Buddhist prayers, Myanmar’s women are deep in the anti-coup movement.