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“When they knew I had AIDS” – Stigma and shame forces community to find home in a cemetery

Thailand has been widely applauded for its efforts in tackling the HIV epidemic but stigmatization remains a major challenge.

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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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High-speed railway project leads into homelessness for urban poor in Khon Kaen

Almost 200 families were pushed out of their homes in Khon Kaen City by the construction of a new high-speed railway to connect Thailand, Laos, and China The city administration paid compensation to affected families but residents say that the amount is far from enough.
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Court confirms jail sentence in legal battle over land rights in Sakon Nakhon

The Supreme Court of Thailand confirmed a three-year sentence against Kong Phongsakban, a 64-year-old farmer from Jatrabiab village in Sakon Nakhon Province who was charged with encroaching on government land.
Features

“When they knew I had AIDS” – Stigma and shame forces community to find home in a cemetery

Thailand has been widely applauded for its efforts in tackling the HIV epidemic but stigmatization remains a major challenge.
Culture

My farang husband likes Isaan food, will he get cancer?

Peera Songkünnatham explores perceptions of Isaan cuisine as "unclean" and foreigners' food preferences through a dialogue with their significant other, interspersed with public health posters in a cancer hospital.
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NHRC opens human rights center in the Northeast

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) launched its first regional office in the Northeast amid continuing concerns about the human rights situation in the country.

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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.”
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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.