Forced seduction: problematic rape scenes persist in Thai soap operas

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Rape in Thai soap operas is a problem. It is routinely depicted as a precursor to romance, with female protagonists shown falling in love with their rapists. But, led by an outraged viewer, the country’s television industry is starting to…

The Rohingya are losing hope

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This article was previously published in Equal Times A year ago, 17 countries met in Bangkok to seek a solution to the rohingya crisis in south-east Asia. A few days earlier, a common grave unearthed in the jungle of southern Thailand…

The reality of life for a refugee family hiding in Bangkok

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This article was previously published in Bangkok Post A Syrian-Palestinian refugee family has spent two years confined in a building and living in fear of arrest Tamim arrived in Bangkok two years ago after fleeing the war in Syria. Since…