Bangkok Tribune Online News Agency, with the support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. Foundation Office Thailand (KAS Thailand), has crafted the photo essay series, The Mekong’s Womb, and published it on https://bkktribune.com/photo-essay/the-mekongs-womb to document and capture critical Mekong tributaries including the Songkhram River Basin, which is dubbed as the Mekong’s womb following its fertile Bung-Tham forests that act as critical nursery grounds for aquatic animals from the Mekong River.
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 wishes to disseminate the information to a wider audience in a form of visual arts. So, it plans to organize the photo essay exhibition as well as publishing a book of the same name, ลุ่มน้ำสงคราม (the Songkhram River Basin) l The Mekong’s Womb.
The event will be held at Curved Wall, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) during March 15-27, 2022. It will also be accompanied by the duo forums; ลุ่มน้ำสงคราม (The Songkhram River Basin), the Mekong’s Womb scheduled at the same venue on March 18 from 1-3.30 pm and at Ubonratchathani University in due course.
- Public Media Network Department, Thai PBS
- Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
- Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office)
- 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
Piyaporn Wong l Bangkok Tribune coordinator: 089 920 8027/ FB Messenger: Bangkok Tribune News
**Due to Covid-19, please present a two-dose vaccination certificate and an ATK test result at the event and confirm or register for a seat at the forum in advance@ https://forms.gle/U7ZryM7JbTcTDbFL8
***You can also watch the event live via FB Live@ FB Page: Thai PBS, Decode, Backpack Journalist, นักข่าวพลเมือง(ThaiPBS), and Bangkok Tribune News
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