Debate ensues over whether or not coconut, which grows in the same tropical regions as oil palm, is really a sustainable alternative.
Thailand’s king has terrible fashion sense and likes wearing fake tattoos. He’s also disturbingly authoritarian.
Struggling American dairy farmers thought they could count on the world market. Then came the turbulence of tariffs and trade deals.
Exports drive U.S. dairy farmers' fortunes, but it's a bumpy, wild ride.
Part two of Dinna Louise C. Dayao's reporting on how to keep children safe on roads.
In conflict-racked Deep South Thailand, a fundamentalist cleric crusades against extremism.
As development increases in Thailand, so does deforestation. Buddhist ecology monks, a new category of religious activists, are making an effort to conserve the environment in Thailand.
Buddhist ecology monks in Thailand have chosen to take an active approach to ending environmental suffering. In the face of deforestation and rapid development, their work is making an impact.
An inside look at a typical day at a Thai Buddhist temple. This field note shows a glimpse into many Buddhist traditions and rituals.
As worries of environmental devastation grow, Beijing is building hydroelectric dams and dredging the Mekong River to allow bigger boats.
Though he died last year and has already been succeeded by his son, the image of Thailand's King Bhumipol Adulyadej is as ubiquitous as ever.
For decades Thailand has striven to become a pro-Western democracy, but a military junta that grabbed power three years ago is now taking the country in a different direction.
The "new authoritarianism" is on the rise in Southeast Asia, personified by Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and Thailand's Prayuth Chan Ocha. Are they not just the present, but the future as well?
As development increases across Thailand, so do deforestation and pollution. Activist Buddhist monks have stepped up as champions for the environment through ritual and advocacy.
While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.
Although Thailand may appear accepting of transgenders, it ostracizes “ladyboys” from mainstream society, forcing them into industries where stereotypes prevail and denying them legal protection.
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?
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.
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.
Millions of Burmese cross over to Thailand to escape political, social and economic hardships. But labor traffickers prevent many Burmese from achieving a better life.
Deena Guzder exposes how the economic crisis has changed the nature of sex tourism in Thailand.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong.
Thailand is once again being ruled by a military junta. Can democracy be restored, or is Thai democracy doomed? Journalist Richard Bernstein talks about the situation in Chiangmai, Thailand.
Do you know who processed your shrimp? Steve Sapienza's most recent project explores labor exploitation in the Thai shrimp industry.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors nine 2015 Pulitzer Center student fellows at regional awards ceremonies throughout the country.
Global actions go into effect to curb illegal seafood industry practices and human rights abuses. Learn which resources can help you find fair trade products at your local supermarket.
Activist Andy Hall faces seven years behind bars in Thailand for research he did on labor abuses.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Bangkok's legions of motorcycle taxi drivers are no longer "country bumpkins" and their support of anti-government protesters is a threat to the new military junta.
Thailand's downgrade to "Tier 3" highlights rampant exploitation in the shrimp industry and lack of intervention by the government.
University of Chicago student reporting fellow Adam Janofsky looks at the lack of government oversight in Thailand's fishing industry.
Pulitzer Center journalist Jason Motlagh discusses his reporting with over 1,000 students in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting about the harsh reality of the shrimp industry.
Multimedia pieces by Pulitzer Center grantees bring discussion topics to life at Global Classrooms DC's Model United Nations Conference at the U.S. Department of State May 1.
Ten Pulitzer Center student fellows will report from abroad on topics such as environmental policy in Thailand, health and nutrition in the United Arab Emirates and gender equality in South Africa.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ryan Libre received the Eugene Smith, Howard Chapnick Grant to open Documentary Arts Asia (DAA) center and library in Chiangmai, Thailand.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.