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Get Green Vietnam

by Giulietta Avenia @ Vietnam Today

Get Green Vietnam is a project teaching Vietnamese citizens how to live and work sustainably. Giulietta Avenia spoke with three representatives of Get Green Vietnam to discover how this project changed their lives and the way in which they view their world. These are their stories.

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European Parliament urged to block digital arms exports

by EVialle @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and six other NGOs call on the European Parliament to vote on the 17th of January to approve new rules for dual-use technology exports that take more account of human rights and restrict sales to authoritarian regimes that could use this technology to spy on journalists and dissidents.

Speaking at Peace Forum in Logan, QLD

Speaking at Peace Forum in Logan, QLD

by n @ Australia – Nissa Rhee

I was invited to speak at the Rotary Peace Forum in Logan, Queensland on some of the work I’ve done in anti-rape activism and peace journalism. The forum was attended by 200 community members, students and Rotarians from the Brisbane area.

Meeting Vietnam’s first female rapper

by Zinzan Clements @ Vietnam Today

  Australia has Iggy Azalea, Vietnam has Subio, the country’s first female rapper. Suboi credits Eminem for helping her learn English and she makes her American debut this month. Zinzan Clements had the chance to have quick chat with Suboi via Skype.    

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Two Turkish journalists get jail terms for solidarity campaign role

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News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the 18-month prison sentences that an Istanbul court passed today on two journalists,

UQG20 reporters live cross on ABC News 24

by Mel Keyte @ UQ at the G20

Early Sunday morning, two UQG20 reporters appeared on ABC News 24 to discuss youth engagement in politics, Obama and G20 in general. Here are Mel Keyte and Andrew Thorpe from UQ’s School of Journalism and Communication chatting to Andrew Geoghegan and Eliza Harvey.

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A small jar of ‘Nam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

A little taste of Vietnam’s rich culture. A small jar of ‘Nam from sjcstudents on Vimeo. Audio sourced from jamendo.com

Memorial Day: an Opportunity to Teach Peace

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Veterans tell us “war is hell.” Those who mourn the loss of a soldier this Memorial Day get it. However, the percentage of the U.S. population serving in the military is less than one-half of 1% – the lowest levels since World War II. To those of us in the civilian population Memorial Day is […]

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Speaking at Runcorn Heights State School in Runcorn Heights, QLD

Speaking at Runcorn Heights State School in Runcorn Heights, QLD

by n @ Australia – Nissa Rhee

For the second year in a row, I visited the Year 6s at Runcorn Heights State School to talk about peace and conflict resolution. After telling them about my experience as a rape crisis counselor in Chicago and a journalist in the US and South Korea, we brainstormed ways that they could build peace in…

Reader mail: Paul C. Steffy

Reader mail: Paul C. Steffy

by n @ Nissa Rhee

A few weeks ago, I received a book in the mail from Vietnam War veteran Paul C. Steffy. It’s a novel about a veteran who returns to Vietnam to “lessen his war grief and post-traumatic stress disorder” and to better understand a gift he received from an elderly woman during the war. Needless to say,…

La Jolla Country Day School: Vietnam Discovery 2017

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Some highlights from La Jolla Country Day School’s trip to Vietnam this summer Visiting the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City The students relax on the boat ride to their homestay in Mekong Students meeting up with their pen pals at Can Tho University On the last night our travelers let loose with some […]

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Hands-on Learning with UQ’s Vietnam Today

by Liss Fenwick @ Vietnam Today

Liss Fenwick reports on a new style of teaching with University of Queensland lecturer Bruce Woolley and 10 students who are learning to be foreign correspondents in Vietnam. Reporter & Producer: Liss Fenwick

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Beauty and the bleach

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

Motionless on the footpath of a chaotic street in Vietnam, a girl stared up at a billboard. An image of elegance, the photo was of a woman frozen in a moment of pure joy. As the girl slipped on gloves that ran up to her shoulders, lifted the hood of her jumper and fastened her

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam


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Sapa, Vietnam

Two Turkish journalists get jail terms for solidarity campaign role

by johannb @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the 18-month prison sentences that an Istanbul court passed today on two journalists,

Education and the G20

by Daniel Pickering @ UQ at the G20

How education figures into the G20 agenda – or not. Cuts to education and foreign aid spending in Australia have lead professionals to question why education is not on the international growth agenda. This comes as reports from the World Bank show that education is a primary driver of GDP growth. Daniel Pickering reports for

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47th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

47th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

by n @ Nissa Rhee

Tomorrow is the 47th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, in which American soldiers killed 500 unarmed Vietnamese in 1968. Every year at this time, US veteran Mike Boehm plays his violin at My Lai as an offering to the spirits of the dead and for those still living in the area. While Boehm was not involved…

RSF wants three journalists included in Ethiopian prisoner release

by cleaks @ RSF - RSS feed

News

As the Ethiopian government prepares to release hundreds of detainees, including opposition politicians and political activists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the government to add three imprisoned journalists to the list of those about to be freed.

Two weeks after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn promised on 3 January to release an unspecified number of detainees in order to “

RSF wants three journalists included in Ethiopian prisoner release

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As the Ethiopian government prepares to release hundreds of detainees, including opposition politicians and political activists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the government to add three imprisoned journalists to the list of those about to be freed.

Two weeks after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn promised on 3 January to release an unspecified number of detainees in order to “

Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

#G20 fans take to @twitter and Facebook

by Bo Daly @ UQ at the G20

Whenever world leaders get together to discuss important policy issues, social media is alight with those impassioned and vocal, providing running commentary of news and opinion. But what issues are raising heat in the collective sphere of social media? According to Meltwater, an online media monitoring company, there have been several topics trending over the

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I’m moving to London! Looking for a communications or journalism professional?

I’m moving to London! Looking for a communications or journalism professional?

by lucysteadman @ Lucy-Ellen Steadman

Well folks, with a new (semi-new?) year comes some sweeping changes. I’ve just been approved to move to the UK this August on a two-year visa. I’m so excited to start this new adventure and, of course, will be seeking … Continue reading

UQ graduate works to prevent HIV spreading in Vietnam

by Samantha WrayMcCann @ Vietnam Today

Community development organisations play a critical role in both the local and international social, cultural, economic and political systems. Development organisations target sections of communities in an effort to enhance the lives that people lead through promoting justice, reducing poverty, improving health and building environments that are safe and secure for people to live and [...]

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Rural reporters take flight

Rural reporters take flight


Farm Online

A HANDFUL of regional journalism students have switched their sausage rolls for spring rolls as part of a University of Queensland (UQ) initiative.

Office of Foreign Asset Control: Cuba Regulations

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Frequently Asked Questions Why the new regulations on Cuba? President Trump believes that economic isolation of state-funded businesses in Cuba will put pressure on the Cuban government to democratize the island. The regulations prohibit transactions with state-run businesses. How are these regulations different from the Obama administration’s laws? The proposed regulations restrict individual people-to-people travel […]

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Protestors brave the heat for Brisbane’s largest anti-G20 protest

by Mel Keyte @ UQ at the G20

Despite soaring temperatures on Saturday, more than 2 000 people took to the streets of Brisbane to voice their concerns over everything from Government action on climate change, to indigenous affairs. Global Campus Network reporter Mel Keyte took a look at the action.    

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5 simple tips for the beginner photojournalist

by Ursula Skjonnemand @ CitizenJ

When you get it right, a photograph can draw people in, emotionally and intellectually.

UQ reacts to President Obama’s speech

by Andrew Thorpe @ UQ at the G20

Andrew Thorpe gets reactions from those lucky enough to attend President Obama’s address at the UQ Centre.  

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Parting words from the outgoing Newsroom Coordinator

by Ursula Skjonnemand @ CitizenJ

It has been fascinating watching citizen journalism develop at a time when all the tools for content creation and publication are in the public’s hands.

‘This is our land': Indigenous Australians protest the G20

by Aimee Hourigan @ UQ at the G20

Since November 8, Aboriginal and Indigenous Australians from across the nation gathered in Musgrave Park to protest the G20 Leader’s Summit. Issues such as land rights, deaths in custody, the stolen generation, decolonisation and youth activism were high on their agenda. Aimee Hourigan followed the protestors from day one to bring you this report.

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English language to bolster Vietnamese economy

by Nikki Keating @ UQ in Vietnam

No longer a small rural town, Da Nang is home to the English Learning Institute. The first high-rise to establish itself in 2006, it now sits amongst Da Nang’s bustling city life. As 2020 nears, the ELI is working with The University of Queensland to improve the English language proficiency of native speaking teachers and

The Final Verdict: What the G20 Delivered

by Daniel Pickering @ UQ at the G20

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott released his final communique at the G20, touching on diverse issues ranging from climate change to women’s workplace representation. Ultimately, he stressed the 2.1 per cent GDP growth target as the guiding narrative for the summit, and concluded his speech with a message of hope. Daniel Pickering has this report

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UQG20 Panel Discussion – Gen Y political engagement

by Andrew Thorpe @ UQ at the G20

Andrew Thorpe presents a panel discussion on the topic of Gen Y engagement with politics in the wake of President Obama’s address – the issues and the implications. Panelists from left to right: Zac Miller, Fiona Gipps & Keny Arcangeli.  

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The latest buzz in malaria elimination

by Grace Wilson @ Vietnam Today

The innocuous buzz of a mosquito might be all the warning you get; by the time you notice the itchy bite on the back of your arm, it’s too late. The plasmodium parasite has already been transmitted through the insect’s saliva and now entered your bloodstream. It’s only a matter of days before you are [...]

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European Parliament urged to block digital arms exports

by EVialle @ RSF - RSS feed

News

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and six other NGOs call on the European Parliament to vote on the 17th of January to approve new rules for dual-use technology exports that take more account of human rights and restrict sales to authoritarian regimes that could use this technology to spy on journalists and dissidents.

“The Original Foreigner”

“The Original Foreigner”

by n @ Nissa Rhee

My essay on traveling was published in the online journal The Coven this week. You can read it here.

Remembering Heaven’s Face

Remembering Heaven’s Face

by n @ Nissa Rhee

How small and sour-grapes our postwar punishment of Vietnam, our trade and diplomatic embargoes that keep the country in economic ruin. How self-punishing and miserly in American spirit are these policies. How much better it would be for our national pride if we offered this country our help, for it is we and those who…

Student Travel Abroad & Digital Storytelling Programs

Student Travel Abroad & Digital Storytelling Programs


Peace Works Travel

Learn about our digital storytelling travel abroad programs that allow our students to document their journeys utilizing photo, video and multi-media.

Media still closely regulated in Vietnam

by Kai Hayes @ Vietnam Today

Downsizing newsrooms, laying off staff and readership evaporating – It’s the now all-familiar struggle that media companies around the world are grappling with. Except, it seems, in Vietnam. According to the government, the country has around “700 licensed media outlets”, and that number is growing fast. The internet is playing a big part in the [...]

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Pressure builds on leaders to address climate issue

by Andrew Thorpe @ UQ at the G20

The leak of the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan, along with President Obama’s APEC announcement of an emissions reduction deal with China, has placed pressure on the G20 Leaders’ Summit to produce a significant statement on climate change. Andrew Thorpe reports.  

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Fishing for dreams

by Rhiannon Smith @ Vietnam Today

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime. To the disadvantaged youth of Vietnam, this aphorism could mean the difference between destitution and their dreams. However, naïve tourists are standing in the way. Picture this. You’re sitting outside a [...]

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Fresh produce in Vietnam

Fresh produce in Vietnam


Aimee Hourigan

Western-style supermarkets are becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam as the Vietnamese community becomes more concerned with the origin and safe hygiene of imported food. This radio piece was su…

Radio interview for 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

Radio interview for 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

by n @ Nissa Rhee

I was on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview program yesterday for the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. You can hear the interview here. I was joined on air by Dung Nguyen — a South Vietnamese veteran and refugee living in Chicago — and John Riordan — the “Oscar Shindler of the Vietnam War.”

Alethea Tyner Paradis Sits Down with Wildfire Education to Discuss Service Learning Through Global Problem Solving

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Our founder and CEO, Alethea Tyner Paradis, discusses how 9/11 inspired her to start Peace Works Travel, how to engage with students, and much more in this episode of “Do School Better” with Doris Korda.

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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

by @ On-the-ground learning in overseas adventure

Rebecca Campbell chat with David Dowsett about her upcoming trip to Vietnam.

Fat or famished: striking a nutritional balance in Vietnam

by Thea Halpin @ UQ in Vietnam

Despite the growing wealth in Vietnam the nation is experiencing a double burden of poor child nutrition. While some children suffer from malnutrition, obesity levels are also rising rapidly. Thea Halpin looks into why Vietnam is struggling to strike a nutritional balance.    

A Reason to Smile

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide.   Joy Watson travelled with Network for Africa founder Rebecca Tinsley and others to Rwanda in March. Today, on the 21st anniversary of the start of the genocide, we share her impressions of Rwanda. “The land of a thousand hills and a million […]

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Cho Ray hospital’s partnership with western medical institutions

by Ruth McCosker @ UQ in Vietnam

Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City welcomes approximately 2500 Western medical students to complete medical placements each year. The partnership between Cho Ray Hospital and Western medical institutions allows for Vietnamese doctors to not only teach, but to also be taught. Ruth McCosker has that story.

Vietnam’s rice bowl running low

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Rice is the staple diet for 50 per cent of the world’s population. As climate change impacts continue to worsen, concerns are being raised for Vietnam’s rice industry and the people who rely on it. Decreased rainfall, drought and increasing salinity levels are threatening the future of Vietnam’s economy and food security. Researchers from Vietnam,

When the world came to UQ

by Aimee Hourigan @ UQ at the G20

It was the occasion 2,000 young Queenslanders anticipated with barely concealed excitement. Aimee Hourigan was at The University of Queensland as President Barack Obama gave his much-heralded speech about America’s ‘pivot to the Asia-Pacific’.

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The price of Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’

by Georgia Gifford @ UQ in Vietnam

Young people in Vietnam are becoming increasingly sexually liberated, as experts raise concerns for the sexual health of their youth. Referred to as Vietnam’s ‘Sexual Revolution’, views on tradition, marriage and sexuality are being rejected by younger generations. Research from the Ministry of Education and Training found that half of Vietnamese minors admitted to being

The Pho-nomenal growth of Vietnam’s food scene

by Giulietta Avenia @ Vietnam Today

The streets of Ho Chi Minh City are vastly different to what they once were. Before, banh mi stalls littered the streets and diners sat on stools by the side of the road. Now, restaurants owned by non-Vietnamese people serving non-Vietnamese cuisine are becoming more popular with the locals and tourists alike. Hong Cao, a [...]

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War & Citizenship: Experiential Learning Without Violence

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

“Take students to Vietnam? Isn’t that a war zone?”   It was 9/11 that radicalized my teaching. Hearing my students embrace war in Afghanistan and Iraq as an answer to our national grief inspired my entrepreneurial spirit. How can we use our grief from violence to inspire peace? How can we teach kids to generate […]

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Vietnamese students look to study abroad

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

After completing their education, many Vietnamese students hope to pursue further study abroad to improve their job prospects and foreign language skills in the increasingly global market. Australia is currently the leading study destination for Vietnamese students. Correspondingly, education-related travel services are Australia’s single largest export to Vietnam, accounting for $872 million in 2013. Each year

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Dos Pueblos HS Student Shares Her Vietnam Experience on 101.7 K-LITE

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Sara W. was welcomed to K-LITE studios as their K-LITE Weather Kid and got to share a little about her experience traveling through Vietnam with fellow Dos Pueblos HS students and the eye-opening work they did there. We’re so proud of our student travelers!

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Researchers fight to eliminate malaria from Vietnam

by John Bryant @ UQ in Vietnam

John Bryant has this radio report on the growing efforts to wipe out the threat of malaria across Vietnam.

Funding Boost for Cambodia’s Hero Mine-Detecting Rats NGO

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

BY SIMON HENDERSON | MARCH 17, 2014 The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin testing highly […]

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Celebrating Women in Vietnam

by Emily Hughes @ Vietnam Today

This year marks twenty years since the Vietnamese Women’s Museum opened its doors to the public and it stands as a testament to the gains made by the Women’s Union and continues their ongoing fight for gender equality. Located in Hanoi’s old quarter, the museum is surrounded by French-style buildings and foreign embassies. However, the [...]

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What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich


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A quiet war is raging in the streets of Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

Harvard Westlake Go! Guatemala – August 2016

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

Harvard Westlake Go! Guatemala – August 2016 A few photos from our group’s trip so far:   DAY 1   The Streets of Antigua   Impact Hub, where our students connect with local kids and start ups learning entrepreneurship Lunch at the farmer’s house (not pictured 5 feet behind, a horse who lives indoors!)   […]

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Cleaning a land riddled with bombs

by mission @ Peace Works Travel

International New York Times Sat, 28 Mar 2015 BY THOMAS FULLER One woman has led a single-minded effort to clean up the fallout of a nine-year American air campaign that made Laos one of the most heavily bombed places on earth. Thao Kae and his friends were foraging for their dinner, collecting the bamboo shoots […]

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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

by @ On-the-ground learning in overseas adventure

Rebecca Campbell will head to Vietnam to put her journalism skills into practise.

Remembering the Tet Offensive

by Emily Hughes @ Vietnam Today

Emily Hughes investigates how Australians, Americans and Vietnamese remember this defining moment in our shared history.

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