July 23, 2014
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
Thailand's downgrade to "Tier 3" highlights rampant exploitation in the shrimp industry and lack of intervention by the government.
February 14, 2013
University of Chicago student reporting fellow Adam Janofsky looks at the lack of government oversight in Thailand's fishing industry.
January 7, 2013
Pulitzer Center journalist Jason Motlagh discusses his reporting with over 1,000 students in Philadelphia and Chicago.
November 20, 2012 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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
Do you know who processed your shrimp? Steve Sapienza's most recent project explores labor exploitation in the Thai shrimp industry.
October 30, 2012
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.