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The CIA's Online Museum Offers a Glimpse of US Military Intervention in Southeast Asia

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:59:02 +0000

Southeast Asia is a region where U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War led to the expansion of the CIA’s paramilitary operations in Laos and Cambodia.

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Conservationists in Madagascar Race to Exterminate Troubling Toad

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:35:17 +0000

Conservationists seek to eradicate a deadly Asian invader, but finding the necessary funds is proving difficult.

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How a Hmong Song Tradition Is Kept Alive in the American Midwest

Sun, 29 May 2016 12:00:53 +0000

Kwv txhiaj has its origins in southern China and Southeast Asia, is several centuries old and is kept alive through its singers. One of them calls the US Midwest home.

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Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:20:59 +0000

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

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American Bombs Made It Inaccessible, But Viewing This Historical Site in Laos Is Possible Again Thanks to Drones

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 17:34:37 +0000

"The mysterious plain of jars in Northeastern Laos is still one of the biggest uninvestigated archaeological sites in Southeast Asia."

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Speaking Up for the Big Endangered Elephant in the Room

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:59:02 +0000

"So many people around the world love elephants but aren’t aware that elephants are in crisis."

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Big Brother Mouse and an Elephant: Innovative Ways of Delivering Books in Laos

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:57:10 +0000

"At book parties we read aloud, play games, sing songs about books, and give every child a book of their own, usually the first one they ever owned."

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Southeast Asian Activists Unite in ‘People’s Walk’ Ahead of Regional Leaders’ Summit

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:23:15 +0000

More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.

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Southeast Asia's Tigers Are in Desperate Need of Saving

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:45:45 +0000

Forest loss and poaching have led to the decline in the number of wild tigers. Organizations are fighting to bring them back from the brink.

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VIDEO: How a Laos Dam Project Could Endanger Communities in Cambodia

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:20:16 +0000

EarthRights International has uploaded a video about the threat posed by a mega dam construction in Laos to communities situated along the Mekong River in Cambodia. Laos and Cambodia are neighbors in the Southeast Asian region. Written by Mong Palatino · comments (1) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:34:46 +0000

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

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Video Animation Explains How Principle of “Free Prior and Informed Consent” Can Empower Indigenous Peoples

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:06:52 +0000

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has uploaded a video animation explaining the principle of “Free prior and informed consent” or how communities should have the right to decide for the development of their lands. Written by Mong Palatino · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Laos Joins Southeast Asian Neighbors in Imposing Stricter Internet Controls

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:52:05 +0000

The new law will criminalize online criticism of government policies and outlaw "Spreading information that distorts truth or tarnishes the dignity and rights of individuals, sectors, institutions and organizations."

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Search and Destroy Mission for the 80 Million “Bombies” in Laos

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:50:11 +0000

Al Jazeera's 101 East episode tackles the efforts of women workers in Laos to find and destroy unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the United States during the Vietnam War era. The U.S. dropped 260 million bombs in Laos but about 80 million bomblets did not detonate which posed a continuing...

Sexual Abuse of Children in Tourism in Southeast Asia

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:54:48 +0000

The Project Childhood Prevention Pillar, an initiative of the Australian government, has released a study about the prevalence of sexual abuse of children in the Southeast Asian region. It cited social factors such as “poverty and marginalisation, as well as lack of family support, education, opportunity, and protective factors” for...