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The Indochina Media
Memorial Foundation

Penthouse, Maneeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: 02 652 0580-1

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Mission Statement

The IMMF was set up by journalists to assist colleagues in a region emerging from decades of war, poverty and isolation. Our foundation organises journalism training courses to support journalists from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

IMMF is closing its Thailand operation.

After fifteen wonderful years of conducting journalism training courses for working journalists of the Lower Mekong Region, IMMF (Thailand) will be closing its Thailand office on the 31st March 2009, and will not be offering regional journalism training courses in the future. We are indeed very sad that the time has come to close down, but we are proud of our fifteen productive years which have seen many changes in the region. Nearly 900 journalists have benefited from our courses during this time.

Although IMMF (Thailand) will cease to offer active training, our website will continue to be maintained by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT).  Within a month of closure our updated and revised basic journalism manual "Reporting and Writing News", and our new, "Advanced Journalism Manual" by Jeff Hodson and Graham Watts, will be uploaded in pdf format on to our website. We believe that both these manuals, written specifically for the countries of the Lower Mekong Region, will be a lasting resource for all working journalists living here.   

Lists of our alumni will be updated continually. This way our alumni will be able to maintain contact with each other. Please inform us of your news, your successes and trials, and any change to your address so we can keep the website alive.

Please see the farewell letter from our President, Denis Gray, under News Update.


IMMF Philosophy

The IMMF was founded in 1991 by British photojournalist Tim Page, who survived multiple wounds while covering the Vietnam War but lost a number of close colleagues in the conflict.  The foundation was set up in memory of those killed on all sides while covering the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia since 1945.


IMMF Journalism Training Courses

Since 1994 the IMMF has conducted 21 journalism training courses in Thailand for working journalists from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Our emphasis has been on reviewing basic journalism skills and promoting good journalism practice. The training courses have included print, broadcast and photojournalism, and have covered a wide range of issues relevant to this region e.g. environment, agriculture, ethnic minorities, cultural change, migrant labour, social issues and business.

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IMMF Closing March 31, 2009
 Letter from the President

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    Learning to be old!
    Struggles along the Mekong River Televised
    Alumni Adventures
    Completed Print Journalism Training: Fighting Poverty Positively
    IMMF Alumni won FCCT Photojournalism Contest


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The IMMF conducts workshops for photojournalists from the Indochina region, with professional photographers and academics teaching the techniques, work practices and ethics of modern photojournalism.

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