13 Jun 2007
This publication, with a foreword by Executive Director of UNIFEM, Noeleen Heyzer, looks at information and communications technology (ICT) for development through a gender lens and discusses ICT within a gender equality framework.
19 Mar 2007
Apart from an updated web logo, new sections have also been added to encourage a lively interaction among existing and potential members. We aim to provide a venue for journalists to expand their network and strengthen existing ties with their colleagues worldwide through a dynamic exchange of opinion.
19 Mar 2007
The boom in large-scale interconnectivity of transport, power and market systems in the Greater Mekong Sub-region shrouds another kind of interconnectivity that is less visible, but whose impacts are no less profound: a rise in the exchanges of television and radio airwaves, leading to greater exchanges of information and ideas across borders.
16 Feb 2007
A controversial cover of The Economist last year asked, with not much self-reflexive irony, “Who killed the newspaper?” The suggestion of death seems, in hindsight, grossly exaggerated. Asia Media Report: A crisis within explores a more specific and far-reaching concern: the death of news as we know it.
13 Feb 2007
'Stories from the Asia Water Wire' is a compilation water and development articles written by journalists in 2005 and 2006 and featured in the Asia Water Wire (
12 Jan 2007
'Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within', a report on media trends in Asia produced and coordinated by IPS Asia-Pacific, is now off the press.
21 Sep 2006
To people around the world, the coup de’tat in Thailand on September 20, 2006, was a big shock. In contrast, to many Thais, especially those who are over 25 years or older, the coup was not a big scare to them. Since, Thailand became a democracy country 73 years ago, Thailand experienced several bloodless coups.
20 Sep 2006
IDR aims to be the information center for major conflict in Thailand and internationally, to conduct research and management training in areas of natural resources, environment and public policy dispute cases.
18 Sep 2005
The courses aim to train young researchers on the tropical diseases of TDR portfolio (Malaria, Tuberculosis, Dengue, Leishmaniasis, Chagas’ disease, African Sleeping Sickness, Leprosy, Filariasis, Onchocerciasis and Schistosomiasis)


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Giants in history

The first Thai woman to receive a degree in medicine, Margaret Lin Xavier (29 May 1898 – 6 December 1932), is best remembered for her compassion towards her less privileged patients.
Thai physician and conservationist Boonsong Lekagul (1907 – 1992) made major contributions to the preservation of his country’s wildlife.
Rapee Sagarik (4 December 1922 – 17 February 2018) was Thailand’s renowned expert on orchids.
Rampa Rattanarithikul is a Thai entomologist who is a leading expert on mosquitoes. Rattanarithikul began her scientific career as a technician collecting mosquito specimens for the United States Operations Mission (USOM) malaria control program. Throughout her career, she discovered 23 species and officially described 13 others.