I received the following announcement a couple of days ago. This looks like a great new addition to coverage of social and political issues in Northeastern Thailand.

Dear New Mandala Readers,

Today we’re launching our Thai news blog, The Isaan Record. It deals exclusively with Northeastern Thailand, focusing specifically on the social movements that are redefining the region. We cover topics from anti-mining campaigns to enormous Red Shirt rallies. Check us out and we’d love to hear your feedback.

Happy Songkran, The Isaan Record