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

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.

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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.

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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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Migrant workers spreading a meatless faith

Migrant workers are spreading a new faith in Northeast Thailand that has been illegal and suppressed in China for decades. This system of beliefs also works to popularize vegetarianism in the region.
News

Prayuth visits Khon Kaen, police raids Dao Din activists’ house

Ahead of Prime Minister General Prayuth's visit to Khon Kaen, police and military officers searched the house of activist group Dao Din.
News

Government allows railway project to encroach on protected land

The military government flipped on a promise not to use a wide-sweeping security measure to push through a high-speed railway project with China that has been delayed by several legal obstacles.
News

Over 1,000 people in Khon Kaen respond to Prayuth’s ‘suggestive questions’

On the first day of the military government’s unusual initiative to gather public opinion, more than 1,000 citizens in Khon Kaen Province gave their views on the yet-to-be-announced national elections.
Opinion

Khon Kaen slum communities suffer from state’s failure to provide water

Khon Kaen's urban poor often have no appropriate access to water despite their constitutional right to “quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people,” as stated in Article 72 of Thailand's new constitution.

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.