A victim of the pandemic, CIEE Khon Kaen, a unique exchange program for American students in Northeast Thailand, had to close its doors after 28 years. Guest contributor Weerawat Somnuek talked to the people involved with the program who hope their “people to people” education model can one day make a comeback.
A young woman is drawn into activism to defend her home in Loei Province against a gold mining project.
The Isaan Record12/12/2018
Grandmothers, activists, and businesswomen – the Radical Grandma Collective is slowly but surely changing one village in the mountains of Northeast Thailand.
The Isaan Record01/03/2018
As a new mining law comes into force this month, civil society groups worry that it will cutback people’s participation and expedite mining projects.
The Isaan Record09/08/2017
Fortify Rights calls on Thailand’s authorities to drop all criminal charges against seven environmental defenders facing more than five years in prison for engaging in peaceful protests in Loei Province.
The Isaan Record24/07/2017
In November villagers in Loei Province protested the renewal of a forest use license for the Phuthapfa gold mining site, operated by Tungkum Ltd (TKL). If the TAO grants the license, Tungkum Ltd will once again have all the licenses needed to restart operations in the gold mine.
The Isaan Record14/12/2016
Over nine hundred villagers thwarted a local company’s attempt on April 7th to hold a public hearing regarding the establishment of a copper mine in Loei