VIENTIANE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For some years now, a charity in Laos has been providing women at risk of being trafficked with a new tool to seek help: the Chinese social media app WeChat.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A community radio station in the Philippines is drawing attention to the struggles of indigenous Lumad people, whose rights to ancestral land and resources are increasingly under threat from industrialization.
RAWAI BEACH, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Sutem Lakkao's grandmother and father died, they were buried much as their ancestors had been: on the beach, close to their beloved boats so they could listen to the waves and watch over the Chao Lay community of fisherfolk in their afterlife.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of farmers marched to the Indian parliament in New Delhi on Friday, demanding that lawmakers hold a special session to discuss their most pressing issues, including a lack of land rights, mounting debt and plunging produce prices.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore is launching a six-month trial of an on-demand public bus service, using technology to reduce congestion and costs in what could be a model for gridlocked cities in the region.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The suspected killing of an American missionary on a remote Indian island has sparked calls to better protect indigenous people from increasing pressure to free up their land for tourism, mines and highways.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries are increasingly embracing drones and satellites to map land and minimize conflict rising from ownership disputes, but unequal access to these technologies can further endanger the rights of vulnerable people, analysts say.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists and urban planners are demanding that Bangkok city officials scrap a planned riverside redevelopment project they say will hurt river dwellers and increase the risk of flooding.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Assaulted with acid by her husband as she slept, Chorlada Tarawan died hours later, refused treatment by a Bangkok hospital as a final indictment of her worth.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The creator of a low-cost house made of bamboo to tackle the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the Philippine capital has won a top international prize to design future cities in a rapidly urbanizing world.