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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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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.

The IMMF was registered in Great Britain as a charitable trust in 1991 and subsequently as a separate foundation under Thai law in Thailand with the aim of improving standards of professional journalism in the region.  The first IMMF Thailand president was Charles Antoine de Nerciat,  Bangkok bureau chief of Agence France-Press.

Initial funds were obtained from members of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, from the Asia Foundation and through an auction,  in November, 1992, of images donated  by leading  photographers from around the world.  This enabled the IMMF to set up an office in Bangkok in November, 1993, and hold its first training course -- basic print journalism -- in May,  1994.  Another photo auction was organised in 1995.

The inaugural course, held at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, was attended by 15 working journalists from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, and proved a major success. 

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