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518/5 Ploenchit Road
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May - June 2005 - PRINT JOURNALISM : Migrant Labour

Workshop participants and villagers of Baan Kad, Sanpatong discuss ideas for community news programmes and what elements to put in the script. Trainers on the course, watch and assist when needed.

Participants learn local traditions and culture as they work with community members to produce local news. Here the participants are learning to make Thai “krathongs” or floats for the Thai Festival of Lights, “Loy Krathong”.

A local community radio station in Baan Kad Maewang is manned by villagers.

Participants visited traditional craftsmen in Baan Kad Maewang researching topics for local community radio.

A team spends time in the studio putting together their community radio programme to be aired at the end of the workshop.

Journalists from Vietnam and Cambodia learn a traditional Lao song on an evening outing.

Workshop participants with Sarah McLean, Project Director, Mary Price, Trainer, Sangkhane Choumkhamphanh, Trainer and Johan Hallenborg, SIDA Regional Advisor at the graduation ceremony held at the Foreign Correspondents’ club of Thailand in Bangkok.

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