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Burma, a Country United by Hatred and Murder?

Burmese army soldier in the hills above Myauk-U, Rakhine State, looking for Muslim ‘terrorists’ 400000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma in the past couple of weeks. Overwhelming evidence suggests that the Burmese military, along with civilian militias, is engaging in ethnic cleansing, driving people from their homes, torching their villages, raping their children and murdering […]

Laure Siegel’s Hong Kong dossier at ARTE TV

Just spent a mad week in Hong Kong, following ARTE correspondent Laure Siegel conducting interviews  with ten residents on the imminent 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from the colonial Britishers to the Chinese, for ARTE TV. Check out the Hong Kong Dossier here. My portraits are in the vignettes of Témoignages : les voix […]

(English) Forget Boston and Thatcher. This week’s human flashpoint is Tubbataha

I was in Tubbataha in 1994. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. I watched hundreds of sharks pooling around coral ledges at 35 meters, so many they kept bumping into me. I watched giant tuna glitter in the dark 30 meters below me, leading tens of thousands of giant barracuda through the depths. I […]

(English) The Rape of Everest

(English) Writer Chris Taylor on Global Travel and Tom Vater’s The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu

(English) Book Review: Chris Taylor´s Harvest Seaon in The Wall Street Journal

(English) Tom Vater on Metal Postcard – HK´s Alternative Record Label – in the Southeast Asia Globe

(English) Who owns the 21st Century?

(English) The Most Secret Place on Earth nominated for 2010 World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai, China.

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