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
The Criminal Court in Bangkok is set to reopen a defamation case against journalists that reported on a controversial gold mining site in Loei Province.
The Isaan Record21/05/2018
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
‘Pop Aye’ director Kirsten Tan explores themes of nostalgia and the urban-rural divide in Thailand in her award-winning debut feature.
The Isaan Record26/07/2017
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
Pop Aye is about a middle-aged man facing a midlife crisis. It is a road movie about coming to terms with living and dying. It isn’t really about elephants, yet everywhere you look around here, there’s an elephant.
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
A year after their return from Oaxaca, Mexico, two members of an anti-mining activist group in the Na Nong Bong village in Loei Province reflect on the lessons they learned from a two-week exchange with North American counterparts.