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Some Thailand-related, some not: Japan’s Role in Making Batteries for Boeing — The New York Times Why I Might Ditch My IPhone for an Android — BloombergBusinessweek Thailand to Avoid Currency War as Ghost of 1997 Crisis Looms — Bloomberg A Huge Pile of Gorgeous Old Thai Movie Posters — Asia Obscura (Via @wharman) A […]

Thailand’s Somyot Sentenced to 10 Years for Royal Defamation

The AP reports: A prominent Thai activist and magazine editor was sentenced to a decade in prison Wednesday for defaming Thailand’s monarchy, a verdict rights groups condemned as the latest affront to freedom of expression in the Southeast Asian country. Somyot Pruksakasemsuk was convicted of publishing two articles in an anti-establishment magazine that made negative […]

BBC: Thai Officials Reportedly Sold Rohingya Refugees to Human Traffickers

Here’s the BBC’s video report and text piece. Parts of the story seem to have first appeared in Phuket Wan last week. Here’s a Bangkok Post story. Reuters and the AP also have stories. And Saksith Saiyasombut has a post at Asian Correspondent summarizing the news. (Image: BBC.)

Some of My Favorite Email Newsletters

Last fall I began using email newsletters* to keep abreast of the day’s biggest business and economics stories. Since I’ve been spending a lot of time in class, mostly away from news sites, I’ve come to appreciate these daily email compilations. Here are a few I like: Reuters Counterparties. This “curated snapshot of the best […]

A Look Back at 2012: Some Notable Posts and Stories

2012 has been a memorable year for me. In addition to writing some stories that I’m quite proud of, I departed Thailand after six years to begin studying for my Master’s in Business and Economics Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School in New York City. (I’m on winter break now and am writing this from […]