FB LIVE RECORDING I The Special Forum: ลุ่มน้ำสงคราม (The Songkhram River Basin), the Mekong’s Womb

Under the Mekong’s Womb project run by Bangkok Tribune Online News Agency, in support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. Foundation Office Thailand (KAS Thailand), stories concerning critical Mekong tributaries including the Songkhram River Basin, which is dubbed as the Mekong’s womb following its fertile Bung-Tham forests acting as critical nursery grounds for aquatic animals from the Mekong River, were first told through the photo essay series, The Mekong’s Womb, published on bkktribune.com (https://bkktribune.com/photo-essay/the-mekongs-womb)

This is to raise public awareness regarding the importance of the Mekong tributaries, which are often overlooked by policy makers when it comes to development despite the fact that they have long supported the Mekong ecosystems and livelihoods.  This is in line with the news agency’s core principle and mission of acting as a platform to help “bridge the gap and connect the dots” for critical issues relating development and environmental policies in the region in a hope that this can help boost better understanding and decision-making among the Mekong citizens.

Aside from the photo essay series published on the website, the news agency has also come up with the photo essay exhibition and a photo essay book of the same name, ลุ่มน้ำสงคราม (the Songkhram River Basin) l The Mekong’s Womb, to convey the messages more completely.

The news agency, in collaboration with its partners and supporters, has also organised the special forum, ลุ่มน้ำสงคราม (The Songkhram River Basin), the Mekong’s Womb, to invite the public to explore the change and challenges the Mekong tributaries and the Mekong River itself have been facing at the BACC. There will be another forum at Ubonratchathani University in due course.

Watch the FB Live recording of the forum here.

Forum Partners

  • Decode.plus, Thai PBS
  • Backpack Journalist news program, Thai PBS
  • Citizen Reporters news program, Thai PBS
  • The Mekong Sub-region Social Research Centre, Ubon Ratchathani University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Bangkok Tribune Online News Agency

Supported by

  • Public Media Network Department, Thai PBS
  • Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office)

Also watch: FB LIVE RECORDING I The special forum: Can the Mekong and its tributaries have “legal rights”?