PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lay Sremeth and her family have lived on a narrow stretch of land by Phnom Penh's Boeung Tompoun lake for three decades, fishing in its water and growing rice on its bank.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Recent court rulings have underlined the complexity of India's numerous land laws, which have sparked conflicts and made it harder for poor farmers and indigenous people to access justice, analysts and lawyers said.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Photos of gay Muslims, their bodies superimposed with religious text; images of a transgender woman, filmed frolicking on a Thai beach as sermons waft from a nearby mosque.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous people in an Indian state must be protected from illegal mining and the pollution it causes, the country's top court ruled, providing a "historic" victory to tribal groups fighting for better rights over land and natural resources.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ruling by Bangladesh's top court granting rivers the same legal rights as people could hurt the poor fishing and farming communities that depend on them, human rights activists said.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Social enterprises run by women and young people can fix the world's most pressing problems - from climate change to wealth inequality - because they are often closest to such issues, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus said on Thursday.
CHNOK TRU, Cambodia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Troung Van Long is Vietnamese in name only. He was born in Cambodia and has lived there for decades, including many years in a floating house on the Tonle Sap lake where he still lives.
CHIKATSUYU, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yoshifumi Yano was tiring of the high cost of living and long hours of work at a travel firm in Osaka, Japan's second largest city, when he heard of a hotel for sale in a small town nearby that was known for its onsen, or hot springs.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land titles of farmers who kill themselves in an Indian state will be given to their widows, according to a government order, granting inheritance equality in a nation where their property rights are often denied.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Once dubbed "garbage island" for its overflowing landfills and filthy streets, Taiwan now has Asia's highest rate of recycling and is a role model for the region, analysts said on Thursday.