CAMBODIA: Young Enough to Drink
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PHNOM PENH | 31 May 2024 At 17, Kun Thea (not her real name) is a veteran when it comes to drinking alcohol. She started drinking at 14 or 15, with a cocktail with less than 4% alcohol content at a family party. Soon, she moved on to drinking beer.  There were times when her parents would not allow her to drink, but “the consumption kept going because it became a habit for us to drink during parties,” said Kun Thea, who lives in Cambodia’s southern Takeo province.  Sreyleak, an 18-year-old school dropout from Takeo who also asked not to be identified, recalls that her parents, w ..read more
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What Myanmar has to do with Gaza, why we need to care about Myanmar, and a Palestinian story
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6 FEBRUARY 2024 | Below is part of Reporting ASEAN’s February newsletter. Sign up here! Myanmar and the occupied Palestinian territory, which Gaza is part of, stand close to each other at the top of the lists of crises in 2024. Myanmar, which has just marked the third anniversary of the 1 February 2021 coup, is first in the list of 50 most violent countries in the ACLED Conflict Index (with “extreme, high, or turbulent levels of conflict”), shown in the screenshot below. Palestine is third, after Syria. In another crisis list, the 2024 Emergency Watchlist of the International Refugee Committe ..read more
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A Look at the ICJ’s Orders on Myanmar and Israel
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5 FEBRUARY 2024 | REPORTING ASEAN ICJ provisional measures for Myanmar and Israel  The post A Look at the ICJ’s Orders on Myanmar and Israel appeared first on Reporting ASEAN - Voices and views from within Southeast Asia ..read more
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‘What we can all do is to keep the attention on why we all still need to care about Myanmar’
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31 JANUARY 2024 | REPORTING ASEAN Myanmar is entering its fourth year since the military coup of 1 February 2021. Its multiple crises continue, a mix of economic difficulties and a humanitarian catastrophe at a time when armed conflict and anti-junta resistance has now spread to most of its regions.  Many see the best chance thus far of a turning point in the battlefield in the large-scale Operation 1027 offensive that the Brotherhood Alliance launched in northern Myanmar in October 2023. At the same time, the external environment around Myanmar has shifted as well in the last f ..read more
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INDONESIA: The Last Fisherwomen of Halmahera?
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MINAMIN, Indonesia This report is supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. As dusk settles on this sleepy coastal village in eastern Indonesia, Kristina Hoata and her husband set out for Kao Bay on a 150-horsepower fishing boat equipped with a lift net, a bamboo platform called bagan. The couple often sleeps on this boat, braving the cold wind at sea with down jackets. Rice, smoked fish, and a steady flow of black coffee keep them company. Upon reaching the fishing grounds more than three kilometres off the coast, they lower the net – part o ..read more
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Non-communicable, Chronic Diseases: Journalists Are Part of Changing the Story
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17 JANUARY 2024 This was originally published by the Probe Media Foundation Inc here. Healthcare for cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – requires a change-up from treating disease to a more proactive prevention approach to health, and the media are part of communicating this shift. That role is what a group of 17 journalists from Cambodia, China, Fiji, and the Philippines explored during the ‘Unpacking NCDs’ media workshop, held on Dec 14-15, 2023 in the Philippines. This workshop was the first activity in the C ..read more
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INDONESIA: Local School Sows the Seeds of Food Wisdom
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JAKARTA | 26 December 2023 “I bring a very big sack of delicious wheat for all of you,” Buto Trigo, a monster with a scary set of three eyes, told her audience of young people at an open-air theatre performance in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. “It’s good to fry or steam. Try it! Your homemade cooking will look beautiful,” she said, likening its beauty to that of the sinister queen she is allied to.  In a booming voice and aggressive tone, Buto Trigo, which translates into ‘wheat monster’ in Javanese, told the crowd: “Eat it for free! I bring this from a faraway land. Take as much as you can ..read more
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CAMBODIA: For Women Farmers, Solar Power Brings Much More Than Electricity
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TAKEO, Cambodia | 20 NOVEMBER 2023 “As long as the sun is up, there is always power to irrigate the curly wrap bok choy,” said Duk Da, a farmer who has been using a solar-powered, portable water pump to irrigate her rice fields and vegetable plots in Trapeangchok village here in Takeo province, some 100 kilometres south of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. “I heard of solar being used in the home, for instance to light up the house, but not for pumping water, so I was intrigued. I wanted to try,” said another small-scale woman farmer, Mang Oun, who also grows curly wrap bok choy and ot ..read more
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Watch! Webinar: The Climate Story: Connecting the Dots
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CLIMATE CRISIS: ‘Is the role of media to make people more hopeless? We have to turn helplessness into solutions’
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BANGKOK | 13 November 2023 Welcome to the podcast of Reporting ASEAN, a space for talking about things that are truly Southeast Asian. Today’s conversation, though, is about an issue that is both local and global – the climate crisis – and how the media and journalists report on it. The takeoff point for my conversation with Kunda Dixit, publisher of ‘Nepali Times’, is the publication of the third edition of his book ‘Dateline Earth: Journalism As If the Planet Mattered’ (in our e-Library). The book first came out in 1997, when climate change and global warming were thought of as top ..read more
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