IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
February 9th, 2012

Bangkok - ‘Beyond Borders: Reportage from Our Mekong’, the newest book published by IPS Asia-Pacific, was launched at the regional media foundation’s workshop for Mekong journalists in January 2012.

The publication is the seventh compilation of the work of journalist-fellows in the Imaging Our Mekong media fellowship programme that IPS Asia-Pacific has implemented with its partner, Probe Media Foundation Inc, since 2002.

The book was launched on ‘Mekong Night’ on Jan. 26, an event that has become a part of the workshops held by the programme.

‘Beyond Borders’ (198 pages) takes readers along different journeys in the changing Mekong Region —whether it is a glimpse into jade mining in Burma, how Thai-Lao history is coloured by national lenses, Thai and Tibetan amulets, the state of elephants in Thailand and Laos, the often emotional discussions around China’s dams on the Lancang, or China’s growing economic footprint in the Mekong Region.

All of these are stories, reported from within the region and mostly originally written in local languages, by the 16 writers and photojournalists from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam who make up the seventh group of fellows in the Imaging Our Mekong programme.

For information about the book, please write imagingourmekong[at]

More about: Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Providing news and content

Make a donation

What's New and Relevant

IPS launches a new media project with SGI
The Inter Press Service (IPS) International Association has initiated a new media project with the Tokyo-based Soka Gakkai International (SGI) for “strengthening awareness of the need for education for global citizenship and sustainable development.” The project embraces issues such as environment, development, peace, and human rights. It particularly includes an agreement to follow up on […]
IPS appoints Ramesh Jaura as new Director General
The Board of IPS meeting on 1st April 2014 unanimously elected Ramesh Jaura as the new Director General of IPS Inter Press Service. Mr. Jaura is a professional journalist and an experienced moderator and facilitator specialising in inter-cultural communication, globalization, international development cooperation, nuclear disarmament, culture of peace, and civil society. He is a German national […]
More >>  
Uruguay Not a ‘Pirate’
Afghanistan Turns a Political Corner
U.S. Tribe Looks to International Court for Justice
More >>  


ASEAN climate change communication cooperation development elections environment Global human rights IFAD IPS journalists Kofi Annan mdgs media media development poverty Terraviva UNDP women

Copyright © 2014 IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency. All rights reserved.