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Dying from distance – Part 1: One man’s looming fate

An ailing man struggles to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that often fails to care for its neediest patients

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The leg makers at the Thai-Cambodian border step into unknown future

For twelve years Sai Lamek and Harat Suthanang have been helping people who lost their limbs to land mines be able to walk again but the future of the two leg makers is uncertain.

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Ubon Ratchathani village fed up with the foul smell of urbanization

Thailand’s impending garbage crisis is putting a strain on communities in the Northeast as municipalities are rushing to modernize their waste management systems, often with unwanted consequences for local residents.

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Dying from distance – Part 2: At the mercy of an unfaithful system

This is Part II of the story of an ailing man who’s struggling to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that fails to care for its neediest patients. Today’s story discusses the larger forces that have impacted his fate.
Opinion

Lost then found: Finding kin in the Teochew people of Isaan

A young American-Teochew college student travels to Thailand to learn more about its Thai-Teochew people and history, only to develop her relationship with her own Teochew identity along the way.
Features

Den Khamlae – The disappearing face of a land rights movement

Den Khamlae had been a prominent land rights activist in Chaiyaphum province for the past three decades. Until he suddenly disappeared in April 2016.
Features

Dying from distance – Part 1: One man’s looming fate

An ailing man struggles to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that often fails to care for its neediest patients
News

Ban Phai residents concerned about development

Last Thursday, an environmental preservation group, academics, and local business representatives raised concerns about a ten-year national plan to industrialize Khon Kaen Province.

INTERVIEWS

Back to the 70s – Isaan Music Festival brings Peace, Music and Social Engagement
Interviews

Back to the 70s – Isaan Music Festival brings Peace, Music and Social Engagement

A giant peace symbol rises on a wide field of grass between the calm shores of Ubol Ratana Reservoir and...
40 years on – Northeasterners remember a Bangkok massacre
Interviews

40 years on – Northeasterners remember a Bangkok massacre

On the 40th anniversary of the massacre at Thammasat University on October 6, 1976, four contemporary witnesses from the Northeast recall their memories of that day and the ensuing consequences.
Dr. Niran Pitakwatchara: “Thailand’s authoritarian system is incompatible with human rights.”
Interviews

Dr. Niran Pitakwatchara: “Thailand’s authoritarian system is incompatible with human rights.”

Former National Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Niran Pitakwatchara talks about the human rights situation in the Northeast, lèse-majesté law, and the new constitution.
The legacy of Ban Chiang: Archaeologist Joyce White talks about Thailand’s most famous archaeological site
Interviews

The legacy of Ban Chiang: Archaeologist Joyce White talks about Thailand’s most famous archaeological site

How pieces of ancient pottery from a village in northeast Thailand challenged prevailing ideas of the prehistory of Southeast Asia, how it fell prey to international smuggling, and what’s being done to return the smuggled items to Thailand.