The special Mekong event series I Photo exhibition-documentary-forum: Can the Mekong and its tributaries have “legal rights”?

Early this year, Bangkok Tribune and its partners, in support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. Foundation Office Thailand (KAS Thailand), Thai PBS, and Bangkok Art and Centre (BACC), organized a two-week-long event series of the photo essay exhibition, a book launch, as well as the special forum, The Songkhram River Basin (ลุ่มน้ำสงคราม), the Mekong’s Womb to raise public awareness regarding emerging and ongoing impacts of development projects on the Mekong River and its tributaries, ones which are often overlooked by policymakers when it comes to development despite the fact that they have long supported the Mekong ecosystems and livelihoods.

This is part of The Mekong’s Womb project run by Bangkok Tribune Online News Agency, under which the photo essay series and a photo book have also been produced and published to serve the same purpose.

In order to consolidate the idea and propose the public possible solutions, the alliance once again plans another event series at Ubon Ratchathani University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Tamui Mekong School, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani province, where the photo essay exhibition and book launch will be held alongside the documentary screening as well as the forum during June 20-22, 2022.

Schedule

June 20: The opening of the photo exhibition and book launch, ลุ่มน้ำสงคราม (the Songkhram River Basin) l The Mekong’s Womb (Venue: Ubon Ratchathani University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Tamui Mekong School, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani province)

June 21: Documentary screening: The Mekong through the lens of Mekong young generation (Venue: Tamui Mekong School, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani province)

June 22: The special forum: Can the Mekong and its tributaries have “legal rights”? (Hybrid/ On-site&Online: Tamui Mekong School, Khong Chiam district & Zoom program)

Partners

  • Decode. plus, Thai PBS
  • Backpack Journalist news program, Thai PBS
  • Citizen Reporters news program, Thai PBS
  • The Thai Society of Environmental Journalists (Thai SEJ)
  • The Mekong Sub-Region Social Research Center (MSSRC), Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Bangkok Tribune Online News Agency

Supported by

  • The Office of Networking and Public Engagement, Thai PBS
  • The Mekong Sub-Region Social Research Center (MSSRC), Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office)

Contact

Piyaporn Wong l Bangkok Tribune coordinator: 089 920 8027/ FB Messenger: Bangkok Tribune News

Ms. Sirirung Srisittipisarnpop l Thai SEJ manager: 064-185-0777

**Please confirm your participation in advance. Following Covid-19 protocols, you are also requested to present a two-dose vaccination certificate and an ATK test result within 72 hrs. ahead of the event.

***You can also watch the event live via FB [email protected] FB Page: Thai PBS, Decode.plus, Backpack Journalist, นักข่าวพลเมือง (ThaiPBS), Thai SEJ (in Thai), and Bangkok Tribune News (in English)