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Proud to be LGBT in Laos – Southeast Asia Dispatches

VIENTIANE – Anan Bouapha is the founder of Proud to be us Laos, the country’s first LGBT group. He uses his persuasive soft power to establish an advocacy network on behalf of gay, bisexual and transgender Laotians at the Lao Women’s

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Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos

Influential Facebook users, pejoratively referred to as net idols, are facing retribution for their online posts. Vientiane, Laos – Inside a packed lecture hall at the American Centre in the capital Vientiane, 60 National University of Laos students sit surrounded

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Laos’ Sombath Somphone – Southeast Asia Dispatches

VIENTIANE – Six years ago, Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone disappeared from the streets of the capital, Vientiane. Among the people left without answers about what has happened to him, is his wife Shui-Meng. Adam Bemma speaks to Shui-Meng about

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