The most recent New Mandala photo-essay by Nick Nostitz has been translated into Thai and is available at Prachatai. As one of the comments on the Thai translation puts it, “well written; Thailand’s professional journalists must be ashamed”. The rapid translation of this 5000-word piece is a further testament to the value of Nick’s contribution, and yet another reminder that the Thai appetite for this style of coverage remains strong.

As an aside, the translation of analytical and journalistic work between Thai and English seems to be on a steep upwards trajectory right now. It strikes me that a range of potentially important research projects could pick up this theme in the years ahead.