July 23, 2014 / The New York Review of Books
Richard Bernstein
Thailand is being ruled by a military junta for the 19th time since 1932, but this time some Thais may not meekly go along; Bangkok's motorcycle taxi drivers show why.
Image by Ekkasit Chaingam. Thailand, 2014.
July 23, 2014 /
Richard Bernstein
Thailand is the land of smiles, free elections, and military coups. Why have its efforts at electoral democracy always failed, and can they ever succeed?
June 24, 2014 /
Amelia Warshaw, Steve Sapienza
Thailand's downgrade to "Tier 3" highlights rampant exploitation in the shrimp industry and lack of intervention by the government.
February 14, 2013
Jennifer McDonald
University of Chicago student reporting fellow Adam Janofsky looks at the lack of government oversight in Thailand's fishing industry.
January 7, 2013
Jennifer McDonald
Pulitzer Center journalist Jason Motlagh discusses his reporting with over 1,000 students in Philadelphia and Chicago.
November 20, 2012 / Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
Ma Li is, by most accounts, a “good broker" who helps fellow migrants find a safe path into the Thai shrimp processing industry. Of course, she makes some money too.
November 15, 2012 / Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
Kyaw Thaung covers migrant worker issues in the Thai seafood industry. He's also an activist and, occasionally, he’s in the odd position of reporting on news events that he has helped orchestrate.
November 6, 2012 / Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
Mi Oo thought he was headed for a better-paying job in the Thai seafood industry. Instead, he bought his way into a waking nightmare.
November 2, 2012 / Untold Stories
Jason Motlagh
America's appetite for cheap shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand. Images by Jason Motlagh.
October 31, 2012
Steve Sapienza
Do you know who processed your shrimp? Steve Sapienza's most recent project explores labor exploitation in the Thai shrimp industry.
October 30, 2012
Gary Knight, Jeff Howe
The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.
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October 29, 2012
Dominic Bracco II, Nadia Shira Cohen, Peter DiCampo, Jason Motlagh, Larry C. Price
Hear from Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalists on their travels beneath the sea and over mountains to get the story.
September 24, 2012 / The Washington Post
Jason Motlagh
In a world hungry for cheap shrimp, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But low prices often come at their expense.

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