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A Myanmar journalist who participated in a workshop co-organised by hbs in autumn 2014 in Berlin writes about her experience.

Democratization Thailand

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung supported a seminar organized by Thai Netizen Network which revised the implications of the controversial law since the enactment in 2007.

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If citizens are able to freely express their view, there will be an abundance of information. Thus, the public can participate in a country’s development.

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Community radios have been borne in the absence of regulation since a regulator could not be established that fast. As a result, radios emerged in sheer numbers.

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Democratization Myanmar

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The TAZ, the German Federal Foreign Office and HBF coorganised a workshop for 9 Myanmar journalists in Berlin 2014. Myanmar Times covered the trip.

Panel discussion
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In March 2014 a conference was held to show the outcome of the capacity building program on Participatory and Indigenous Natural Resource Management.

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To enable local journalists from Myanmar to study media landscapes and media practices abroad, in November 2013 ten journalists went on an exposure trip to Germany.

Climate Change and Energy

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The Salween-Thanlwin-Nu Studies Group (STN) organized a conference on “State of Knowledge: Environmental Change, Livelihoods and Development” in Nov. 2014.

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The UN climate conference in Warsaw was the COP with the lowest expectations ever. What were the issues discussed and decisions taken?

no nukes
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The Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011 has raised doubts over the security and reliability of nuclear power once again and showed that even in a highly advanced country like Japan such accidents can happen.In a cooperation between the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin and the regional office in Bangkok, a Thai delegation of experts on renewable energy and energy market regulation traveled to Germany to learn more about the energy turnaround and the challenges that comes with it.

nuclear waste
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The article is a reflection of a trip to Germany in 2010 in order to learn more about nuclear energy and it's implications for Thailand, as well as the problem of nuclear waste.

Thai anti nuclear demonstrators in Japan
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Mr. Santi Chokechaichamnankit from Nuclear Monitor Thailand visited Japan for the "No Nukes Asia Forum 2011".

What do we need to be happy? Do consumerism and luxury really make our life precious or do the small and simple things, like having a good meal with family and friends, make life valuable? These questions are addressed in Nino Sarabutra’s new exhibition “To Live or to Live a Good Life”.

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Asia, the world’s most populous continent, has been undergoing a dramatic transformation. Globalization and new technologies are leading millions of people out of poverty. At the same time thousands have to leave their country. A continent on the move.