• Vietnam climate campaigner Nguy Thi Khanh released from prison
  • Human rights groups have welcomed the early release from prison of Nguy Thi Khanh, a prominent Vietnamese climate campaigner. Khanh was incarcerated for allegedly not paying tax on her winnings from the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize in the summer of 2022, a charge human rights and climate groups have condemned. She ...

  • ‘Tip of the spear’: Battling the Golden Triangle’s drug lords
  • In the far north of Thailand, a deadly conflict is playing out between drug syndicates and Thai security forces working to stop a flood of narcotics from the region known as the Golden Triangle. Drug shipment sizes are staggering and the body count rising in this low-intensity battle ...

  • Cambodia creates safe zones for rare Mekong River dolphins
  • Cambodia has created Irrawaddy dolphin conservation and protection zones covering a 120-km-long stretch of the Mekong River in the Stung Treng and Kratie provinces, according to a sub-decree. Signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the sub-decree said the safe zone for the rare animal included 35 ...

  • Vietnam, Laos, Thailand strengthen transport connectivity
  • The 23rd preparatory conference of the nine provinces of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand that share the use of Road 8 and Road 12 was recently held in the central Lao province of Bolykhamsay to review their cooperation. A representative of Bolykhamsay province reported the implementation of ...

  • Strong northeast monsoon winds could bring salinity to Mekong Delta
  • Additionally, strong operation of the northeast monsoon winds also can bring salinity at a depth of 50-65 kilometers, affecting water intake from the sluices. According to the latest news from the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research on March 3, the largest saltwater intrusion at the ...

  • The vanishing catch: How women are suffering in the Mekong Delta
  • Fishing is what used to keep Nguyễn Thị Nga’s family afloat during the Mekong Delta’s flood season in the southern province of An Giang. “We always filled buckets with fish, but now there are very few,” said the 44-year-old woman with a sigh. Money earned from ...

  • TOR: Mangrove Conservation Coordinator
  • Assignment: Mangrove Conservation Coordinator Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand, with possible regional travel  Contract Type: Full-time, on site Reports to: Program Director Duration: 2 years (contingent on performance and funding continuation)  Start:  Immediately, or until filled Deadline: Mar 31, 2023 Position:  This position is open to Thai nationals and those eligible to work in Thailand OVERVIEW The Open Development Initiative (ODI) program of ...

  • Save the Date: APAC Digital Identity unConference
  • Fostering Innovation and collaboration between emerging digital identity companies across the APAC region.  The goal of the event is to foster innovation and collaboration between emerging digital identity companies and projects across the APAC region. unConferences are particularly generative, with a facilitator we will co-create the agenda ...

  • Registrations Open: Join the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum
  • EngageMedia is inviting digital rights advocates to kick off 2023 with a series of panel discussions, breakout sessions, and conversations with changemakers in the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum, to be held from January 12 to 14, 2023. The three-day event, which will be held in a hybrid format, ...

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