Newley.com Aug. recap

A recap of posts here at Newley.com during the month of Aug.: Reuters: Grenade explodes near Thai state TV channel New NYT story on Viktor Bout Bangkok Post: Bout says MP asked how to take down Thaksin plane BBC: Thailand red shirt protesters rallying again Austin Bush’s favorite Bangkok dishes NYT: “After Upheaval, Not All […]

Reuters: Grenade explodes near Thai state TV channel

Grenade explodes near Thai state TV channel BANGKOK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – A grenade exploded in the compound of a Thai state-run broadcaster on Tuesday but no one was injured, police said, the fourth mysterious blast in five weeks during a state of emergency in Bangkok. The grenade damaged three vehicles inside the compound close […]

New NYT story on Viktor Bout

There are some interesting tidbits in this NYT story on Viktor Bout that ran Aug. 29: For Arms Sales Suspect, Secrets Are Bargaining Chips: The lede: WASHINGTON — Accused of a 15-year run as one of the world’s biggest arms traffickers, Viktor Bout is thought to be a consummate deal maker. Now his future may […]

Bangkok Post: Bout says MP asked how to take down Thaksin plane

Today’s Bangkok Post: Bout says MP asked how to take down Thaksin plane: Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has confirmed that Sirichoke Sopha, a close aide to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, met him to make inquiries into how ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra’s plane could be brought down. He also alleged that the MP made inquiries […]

BBC: Thailand red shirt protesters rallying again

Here’s a BBC TV report worth checking out: “Thailand red shirt protesters rallying again” In Thailand, ‘red shirt’ anti-government protesters are beginning to gather in massive rallies again, three months after a huge street protest in Bangkok ended. The BBC has been told some underground activists are being trained to carry out bomb attacks, despite […]

Austin Bush’s favorite Bangkok dishes

Don’t miss this post — with pics — of food expert/photographer/Bangkok blogger extraordinaire Austin Bush’s favorite dishes in Bangkok. Image: Oxtail soup at Yusup, Bangkok, by Austin Bush.

NYT: “After Upheaval, Not All Is Well With Thai Youth”

Story in today’s NYT: After Upheaval, Not All Is Well With Thai Youth NA CHUEAK, THAILAND — Three months ago, images of protesters battling the military in the streets of Bangkok seized the world’s attention. Now, by some measures, Thailand is bouncing back: the country’s economy is projected to grow as fast as 7.5 percent […]

Viktor Bout extradition delayed

BBC: Thailand delays Viktor Bout extradition The planned extradition to the United States of a suspected arms dealer, Viktor Bout, has been hit by delays. A US plane was ready at the Don Muang air force base north of the Thai capital, Bangkok. But legal delays emerged to postpone the extradition of Mr Bout, a […]

Cool Tools: Hands-Free Phone-Interview Setup

Cool Tools: Hands-Free Phone-Interview Setup: It’s a serious issue in contemporary journalism: how do you record phone interviews while using a headset? The post points to the Olympus TP-7 telephone recorder and this more elaborate setup (pictured above). Related Newley.com post: Some thoughts on audio recorders.

Al Jazerra English: “Red shirts re-group in Chiang Mai”

An Jazeera English TV report (embedded below) from Chiang Mai yesterday: (Via @wayne_hay)