This month, Ruom members reported from the Philippines, Cambodia, China, and Myanmar, working on stories about the South China Sea dispute, Cambodian child boxers, religious practices in Taiwan, and other stories in the region. Have a look at the stories we’ve been working on, and what we are up to.
Nicolas Axelrod and Marta Kasztelan worked in Northern Cambodian for CARE Cambodia, where they talked to teachers, students and officials about education in remote indigenous communities. While Nicolas took pictures, Marta is preparing a communications package for the organisation.
On the Move
Ruom collective member Antoine Raab has recently relocated to Paris, France, for few months. If you are based in Paris and would like to know more about Ruom’s work please feel free to contact Antoine to schedule a meeting, you can reach him at:
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WHAT WE'RE UP TO
Hannah Reyes Morales is currently in Manila, doing stories in the changing landscape of the Philippines under the new president, Rodrigo Duterte. She is available for assignments in the Philippines.
Denise Hruby has started to work atSixth Tone, a new media outlet based in Shanghai, where she will edit, commission freelance work, write features and work on long-form projects. She has just returned from a reporting trip in the remote mountain regions of southern China.
Thomas Cristofoletti is continuing his personal project on underreported religious practices in North East Cambodia.
Marta Kasztelan is going to spend all of September in Poland, where she has been working on a long-term project about access to abortion in her home country. She is available for assignments in Poland throughout the month.
In September Nicolas Axelrod will continue his personal work looking at freshwater lakes and fisheries, documenting the people that live off them and how they cope with the ongoing effects of climate change.
Clothilde Le Coz is off to Europe to attend a conference in Paris on international development. In September, she will continue to work on the state of journalism in Myanmar and train young Myanmar multimedia journalism students in Yangon.
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Travelling in Laos
In September, US President Barack Obama will become the first sitting US President to visit Laos. During the Vietnam War, the US waged a ‘Secret War’ in neighboring Laos, dropping two million tons of bombs on the country. An estimated thirty percent have failed to explode, littering parts of the country with unexploded ordnance. Here we share stock footage exploring this landlocked country and the US’s deadly legacy.DOWNLOAD FROM OUR ARCHIVE