About Us


Based in Khon Kaen, The Isaan Record focuses on the social and political movements redefining the Northeast region, known as Isaan, and the country at large.

Today, the 21 million inhabitants of the poorest region of Thailand have political and social critiques of their own, but almost no voice in popular media. By reporting on the grassroots movements of the region, The Isaan Record offers more insight into the lives of those Northeasterners who are fighting for institutional change in Thailand.

The Isaan Record is committed to delivering well-balanced news and feature stories from Isaan in the earnest belief that a well-informed populace is the foundation of a healthy democracy. We incorporate a variety of perspectives into our coverage with a focus mainly on human rights, democracy, development issues, and local politics. We welcome editorials and guest contributions.
Mission: To encourage a shift in the Thai media’s focus from one that deals almost exclusively with Bangkok-centric news to one that more meaningfully incorporates the largest and most populous region in the country, the Northeast; to build the capacity of Northeastern journalists academics, students, and thought leaders, to play a pivotal role in re-directing the focus of Thai media.