Tag: From Thailand and Cambodia

In the spring of 2008 I arrived in Bangkok as part of a project related to sustainable development. I also took the time to visit alternative media and those who work on different types of sustainable projects. I then went on to Cambodia where I spent a week running around Phnom Penh interviewing people doing interesting work.

June 5, 2008 / Text

Beep Beep Beep Beep…. no streetlight so my motorcycle driver just noses his way into the intersection in the exact style of every other scooter, SUV, tuk-tuk, rickshaw, and bull-pulled-wagon. I’ve got one hand on my pocket making sure my camera doesn’t come loose, and…

June 4, 2008 / Text

Originally I was coming to the beachside getaway known as Hua Hin in hopes of being closer to an ongoing conflict further south in this province, between a fishing village and the steel corporation that wants to built a smelter on their shores. However due…

June 3, 2008 / Audio

Alternative media is alive and well in Thailand, especially at the offices of Prachatai.com.  I spent the morning with the staff of this Thai alternative news source discussing what the big issues are for Thailand and their experience running such a media organization. We discuss:…

June 2, 2008 / Text

When I started living in Amsterdam, I always felt an affinity for the Portuguese-Jewish synagogue. Reading those Portuguese names on the walls and reading the story of the Portuguese-JEws who settled and prospered in the city, I wondered if many many generations ago, perhaps my…