Who we are
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.
Truth and Accuracy
We work to tell our readers the complete truth as best we can learn it and we are committed to achieving due accuracy in all our coverage. We strive to be honest about what we don’t know and avoid unfounded speculation. Well sourced stories, based on facts and presented in clear, precise language are what matters most to us. We correct our errors as soon as we become aware of them.
Integrity and Independence
We are independent of outside interests and committed to cover the news as impartial as possible. We maintain the highest standards to insure that we do nothing that might undermine our editorial integrity and our readers’ trust in our news coverage.
Our reporters and editors are committed to fairness based on the belief that readers and news sources must, without exception, be treated honestly and with respect. We will respect privacy and will not infringe it without good reason or overwhelming public interest.
Diversity and Gender-sensitivity
We strive to deliver stories that accurately mirror our society and to produce coverage that is complete and diverse. Our guidelines ensure that there is a gender-balance in our sources, voices and perspectives. We seek to change attitudes by portraying women, men and other genders as they really are rather than re-enforcing gender-based stereotypes. By practicing gender-sensitive reporting and the use of gender-sensitive language, we work against the conscious and unconscious gender biases that exist in social structure and the minds of people. We believe that the media plays a significant role in promoting gender equality.