Crossing Borders: Reportage from Our Mekongby kenneth
Borders in the Mekong Region evoke journeys, which is what this book invites us to explore. 'Crossing Borders: Reportage from Our Mekong' brings readers to the countries where China's aid and investment programmes are going, to places like Luang Prabang, Hoi Ann and Xishuangbanna where culture collides with tourism, to societies where monks are going beyond the temples to take up social causes, and to border areas where the smuggling of goods and the sex trade meet.
This book is the fourth compilation of articles and photo essays on transboundary issues in the Mekong Region, done by 17 journalists who spent weeks in villages and towns, taking planes, boats and buses, to tell their stories.
These journalists are fellows who have completed the 'Imaging Our Mekong' media fellowship programme for 2005-06. This annual programme, which has worked with more than 140 journalists, is undertaken by Inter Press Service Asia-Pacific, together with Probe Media Foundation Inc.