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Started this discussion. Last reply by Swapnil Bhartiya Jun 11, 2007.


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What do you do?
Mabuhay Magazine
Fields of interest
science, health, water, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, poverty reduction
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English, Filipino, other local dialects, some Thai
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After several years working for a news agency and media foundation in Bangkok, I am now based in the Philippines as managing editor of Mabuhay Magazine, in-flight magazine of the Philippines' flag carrier. I also am a project manager of an online advocacy website, I've been in the media industry for 14 years now and used to work for major broadsheets in the Philippines.

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Mekong Media Conference Coming in December

How have economic integration and openness shaped the media

environment in the Mekong region? What do audiences expect in the age

of more openness? What changes in press laws and access to information

have taken place in the last 15 years?

These are just some of the questions to be discussed and debated at

the Mekong Media Forum, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Chiang Mai,

Thailand on Dec. 9-12, 2009.

The conference will gather Mekong journalists,… Continue

Posted on November 26, 2009 at 9:10

Post Open – Editor, IPS Asia-Pacific (

IPS Asia-Pacific is looking for an editor to oversee editorial production for the region. Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand

He or she will:

-manage commissioning, planning and direction of coverage from Asia-Pacific for IPS Asia-Pacific’s editorial products, including its contribution to the World Service daily wire

-work on media development and capacity-building with IPS Asia-Pacific

-liaises with other editors in the IPS network

Qualifications of… Continue

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 4:30

Q&A: 'Jasad Will Find Ways to Assert Itself'

"We told you so," is one phrase that 'Jasad' magazine founder and editor-in-chief Joumana Haddad never ever wants to hear from family and friends. When she decided to push through with the no-holds-barred publication, people told her she was crazy and predicted she would give in to pressure from critics.

But two issues later, Haddad looks at the magazine's future with optimism. If the 3,000 maiden issue copies that were sold out in 11 days were any indication, then it looks like… Continue

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 10:58

In Lebanon, 'Jasad' Magazine Defies Taboos

By Lynette Lee Corporal

BANGKOK, Mar 16 (AMF) — 'Jasad', a Lebanese magazine that is challenging taboos in the Arab world, has gone full speed ahead with its second issue this month - at the risk of earning the ire of more conservative sectors.

In contrast to its first issue that presented a suggestive photo of a naked woman wrapped in red silken fabric, the quarterly magazine's latest cover shows a naked women's intricately painted torso with only a pair of hands covering… Continue

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 10:30

THAILAND: Women Reel from Unemployment

By Lynette Lee Corporal

BANGKOK, Mar 6 (Asia Media Forum) - "Please help me find a way to have some money for milk," pleaded Benjawan Marongthong, a mother of two young boys who used to work in a garments factory.

Laid off two years ago and unable to find work at a time when the ranks of the unemployed are growing amid the global economic downturn, Benjawan is almost at the end of her rope.

With her husband the only breadwinner in her family, she has to make the… Continue

Posted on March 6, 2009 at 10:30

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At 19:45 on March 18, 2009, Shahidul Islam Chowdhury said…
will meet you there.
At 11:48 on March 17, 2009, Shahidul Islam Chowdhury said…
There will be Asia Media Conference from March 25-27, 2009 in Bangkok. Will you attend?
At 12:12 on November 23, 2007, Dr.Arvind Mishra said…
Thanks Lynette for remembering and kind comments.
What is new going on at your end.This is beginning of winter in Varanasi the oldest [claimed] city of the world much known for its spiritual flavour.Wish sometime you visit this great city as my friend.
kind wishes,
At 6:00 on November 23, 2007, Lynette Lee Corporal said…
Hi Fadil, unfortunately I won't be attending the Bali conference but our regional correspondent will. His name is Marwaan Macan-Markar. Hope you guys get to meet up. Thanks!
At 8:24 on September 27, 2007, Fadil Nandila said…
hai lee, are you will coming to bali-Indonesia on UNFCCC agenda COP13????
At 11:00 on August 30, 2007, Dr.Arvind Mishra said…
thanks for remembering , I was only wondering what was keeping you busy so much.Since we talked many metric tonnes of ice appears to have been melted by now.Let us start afresh and please have a glance over on my new posts you might have not seen.
thanks again for kind gesture.
At 14:31 on July 20, 2007, Dr.Arvind Mishra said…
Hi Lynette
Please spare a few minutes to answer some basi questions raised in my recent post.
Trust you are fine.
Best wishes!
At 16:40 on June 12, 2007, S.Radhakrishnan said…
Hi Lynette
I was a science journalist in India for quite some time. Except the national newspapers in India none of them give good coverage on science with analytical news. What we see here are just news items which are not self explanatory.
At 9:08 on June 11, 2007, Augustine Abutu Alexander said…
That is very nice please can you tell me more about the Mekong fellowship i would like to be one.
At 8:50 on June 4, 2007, Augustine Abutu Alexander said…
Thanks for your reply, i will like to know more about the Mekong fellowship is it open to journalists from my part of the world?


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