UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication announces the release of http://www.AndamanRising.org, a collection of 15 student-produced multimedia stories about life in southern Thailand after the 2004 Asian tsunami.
The site’s debut follows a month-long foreign reporting assignment in which 14 journalism students traveled to the province of Phang-nga, Thailand to explore some of the most intimate corners of Thai society.
Based out of a village next to the Andaman Sea, students used photos, audio, video, graphics and design to craft cultural snapshots of a region that has risen above tragedy. Working with a team of Thai translators, they documented the story of a teenage cross-dresser in a traditional Muslim community, the narrative of an illegal immigrant family from Myanmar, and the spiritual transformation of a young monk.
Congratulations to all the students involved and a special thanks to all the wonderful families in Thailand who generously allowed us a glimpse into their lives.
Additional photos are available on Flickr.