Tom Fawthrop

Tom Fawthrop
Chiang Mai University | CMU · RCSD

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Introduction
Tom Fawthrop associate researcher at RCSD department Chiang Mai University media consultant journalist and film-maker. Among his priority areas of research :the politics and the ecology of the Mekong and Salween Rivers. He has directed the documentary "KILLING THE MEKONG - DAM by DAM" and in Myanmar another film SAVING THE SALWEEN -THE LAST UNDAMMED RIVER He has also studies the Cuban Health System and directed e two films about this island 's medical achievements and their important contribution to World Health.. In addition one current project is :The legacy of the Kher Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia.

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this feature story looks at why the Luang Prabang dam has created such fears of another dam disaster in this highly earthquake prone region.Going ahead this a controversial large dam only 25 kms from the world famous Unesco-hertiage site here in Luang Prabang is also a major issue. UNESCO is also deeply worried.The beautiful free- flowing river wil...
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The ancient Lao capital of Luang Prabang is widely regarded as one of UNESCO’s finest world heritage sites. But the Lao government’s decision to launch a large dam at a sensitive location only 25 km from the heritage city has angered both conservationists and ecologists. UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre in Paris views proposed dam as a flagrant viol...
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This article presents the story of Heritage being Dammed -- when according to international law governing Unesco -designated world heritage sites, host governments have an international obligation and duty to protect the site from major new infrastructure projects that could harm the site. .
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www.asiasentinel.com/p/luang-prabang-threatened-by-proposed dam My published story indicates that essential requirements of dam safety in an eathquake prone zone has not been fulfilled re- the Luang Prabang dam project located only 25 km from one of the world's most cherished World Heritage sites.The Mekong River Commissions expert studies concede...
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The wonderful world heritage city of Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital of Lao is increasingly under threat.Thai developers and the Lao government ignoring the weak and fragile state of the ecosystem of the Mekong insist on going ahead with another dam on this already over-dammed river. The dam -site only 25 kms from Unesco-protected heritag...
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Rivers contribute to transport, tourism, hydropower and resources including fish and freshwater. Yet excessive drought, dam-building and other development can ruin rivers. That is happening to the Mekong River, which flows from Tibet to the South China Sea. The Lower Mekong winds through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam and is said to support t...
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With the Mekong River in a state of crisis after last July's drought and acute shortages does the region really need anymore dams? The new dam project by Laos wants to build a huge dam near Luang Prabang. The big surprise is that Vietnam the long-time critic of upstream dams has switched sides and become one of the dam-investors. If this dam is eve...
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Nature ordained the Mekong as ONE RIVER Ecosystems do not recognise man-made national boundaries and nation-states.However the Mekong today suffers from fragmentation created by a cascade of dams in China and a dam fever that has infected the downstream too the Lao government also engaged in a dam-frenzy.The river is losing its natural connectivity...
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ONE RIVER a healthy free-flowing Mekong is far more than the sum of its parts where governments exercise a greedy sovereignty on their patch of the river, imposing different segments and partitions on a single ecosystem. This paper looks at what is the basis for restoring the unity of the Mekong, to celebrate once again nature 's wonders and the vi...
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Analysis of the mythology behind sustainable hydropower and dam construction on the Lower Mekong. It is partly based on the book Dead in the Water edited by Bruce Shoemaker about the Nam Theun 2 dam in Laos and exposing delusions behind the heavily promoted as a World Bank success story The author travels from the Nam Theun 2 and links it to the...
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https://mekongreview.com/dam-fever/ Critique of Sustainable Hydropower and Book Review : Dead in the Water: Global Lessons from the World Bank’s Model Hydropower Project in Laos
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The unprecedented scale of the protest over special economic zones in strategic locations needs to be viewed as a movement inspired by several environmental campaigns which involved many veterans of the revolution and the Ho Chi Minh generation. Protest in Vietnam is no long confined to small groups of dissidents calling for multiparty democracy,...
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In June 2018 mass protests erupted in Vietnam over three new SEZ economic zones draft law which has selected 3 strategic locations with geopolitical and security implications related to China's fast expanding investment in Vietnam. The law has not been passed by the National Assembly in response to a very hostile public opinion and the strength of...
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The Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia has been unfairly judged by many in the media and some international jurists as a "miserable failure" always harping on the statistics of the small number of convictions for the estimated 2 million victims of the Pol Pot regime (1975-79). Author & journalist Tom Fawthrop ,who extensively interviewed trial lawye...
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CAMBODIA IS STILL WAITING FOR ITS CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL TO BRING TO JUSTICE THE PERPETRATORS OF POL POT’S GENOCIDE. MEANWHILE, THE TORTURERS WALK FREE, READY TO TELL THEIR TALE TO WHOEVER ASKS
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A SOCIAL AND POLITICAL COMEBACK FOR BUDDHISM IN CAMBODIA, BUT A WAY TO GO IN LAOS AND NOTHING IN SIGHT IN VIETNAM
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How geopolitics prevented international recognition of the Cambodian genocide until the establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in 2006.
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THAILAND'S REPUTATION AS A HAVEN OF PRESS FREEDOM IN THE REGION HAS BEEN ENDANGERED BY THE GOVERNMENT'S AGGRESSIVE ATTEMPTS TO INTIMIDATE LOCAL AND FOREIGN CRITICS
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Of the funds so far allocated for the reconstruction of East Timor, only US$59 million have been used for that purpose. US$680 million have been spent on UN peacekeeping, policing and relief operations, or gone into the pockets of the UN's legion of foreign contractors
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New communications technology played a vital role in overthrowing Thailand's military government. No wonder the Chinese are getting nervous
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HAVANA (PANOS FEATURES) – Cuba's comprehensive approach to controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS has provided a rare success story in the battle against the global epidemic, but lingering controversy over past human rights violations mars its achievements. Cuba has seen no dramatic increase in HIV transmission since the first case was diagnosed in 198...
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Al Jazeeras reporter Tom Fawthrop slogs av hur praktiskt taget inget nämndes i övriga media om Kubas enorma insats i Haiti, med flest läkare på plats. Richard Gott, brittiska Guardians förre utrikeschef förklarade att ” Västs organisationer använder media för att försäkra sig om att världen får veta vad de gör. De kubanska läkarlagen står utanför d...