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    Under the lens

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/08/2019

    » In 2015, Bangkok played host to its first international photo festival, PhotoBangkok. Works by an array of talented Thai and international photographers were displayed in 24 galleries around town, reportedly attracting over 100,000 visitors.

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    A message that resonates

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/07/2019

    » Newly appointed deputy executive director and UN assistant secretary-general Anita Bhatia says the message of the UN Women's flagship report titled "Progress Of The World's Women 2019-2020: Families In A Changing World" resonates well with her.

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    No mere act

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2019

    » Sakda Kaewbuadee is an actor, but not the kind who always spends time in the limelight, walking red carpets and giving autographs. When he is away from acting, he helps refugees.

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    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.

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    Permanent revolutionary

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/11/2018

    » When your father happens to be Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary who was an engine of the Cuban Revolution, you learn early in life to be emotionally strong, grounded and defiant -- proud of your ideology, regardless of how it may be viewed by the rest of the world.

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    War from a woman's perspective

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/01/2018

    » Simple, direct, articulate, Christina Lamb spoke with lucidity about war, conflict and hope. In Bangkok last week as guest of BangkokEdge Festival, where she gave a talk about her books, including I Am Malala, the respected British journalist shared her first-hand view about trouble in the world and also women's place in war.

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    Living in limbo

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/03/2017

    » It is hard not to get noticed in a sea of Thai faces when you are Middle Eastern. Being a refugee in Thailand, which is very "grey" on such status, will only add to the predicament.

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    Inside lives of refugees

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/06/2016

    » The life of a refugee is strewn with hardships of epic proportions which few of us can wrap our minds around. One of the few opportunities outsiders get to comprehend the magnitude of their suffering, so as to emphasize with them and lend a helping hand, is through documentaries and movies which depict their life stories.

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    The journalistic sharp end

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 05/11/2015

    » George de Lama, president of Eisenhower Fellowships, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organisation, has a reputable background as a former news correspondent and media executive. Those are just two of the careers that have taken him to about 60 nations across Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

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    True essence of Islam

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/01/2015

    » On a recent afternoon it was business as usual at Haroon Mosque, a 150-year-old Muslim enclave neighboured by a Buddhist temple, Catholic church and the gleaming new French embassy. Residents went about their daily chores before the call for afternoon prayers sounded from the mosque. Savouring the centuries-old community's laid-back feeling were a couple of European tourists who wandered around with their cameras.  

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