Human rights

Housing Complete for Villagers Displaced by Nam Thuen 1 Hydropower Project

The Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project has handed over new homes to residents who have been affected by the project. Some 88 new homes are now ready to house displaced people and families impacted by the hydropower project in Bolikhamxay Province.The new homes are located ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Human Rights, Equality and Participation: Turning the COVID-19 Crisis into an Opportunity

Every year on 10 December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, acknowledging the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.The UDHR is a milestone in the evolution of human civilization that sets out a broad ...


Laos, Korea crunch the numbers to launch statistics website

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao Statistics Bureau in cooperation with Statistics Korea yesterday officially launched the LAOSIS website ( to provide a convenient one-stop service for a full range of major Lao statistics.The site features easy and convenient search functions, a broad range of easy-to-comprehend ...

News Desk

Villagers in Laos Resist 50-year Land Concession to Thai Developer

Residents of seven villages in Laos’ Luang Namtha province are resisting a 7,000-hectare land concession granted to a Thai company that would force them to relocate.The villagers are also concerned that the proposed industrial zones that would be developed on the site by Thailand’s Amata ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Woman Held For 'Defaming' Laos is Refused Family Visits

A Lao woman arrested on Sept. 12 on charges of defaming the country is still being kept from seeing family members until completion of a police investigation into her activities, sources told RFA’s Lao Service on Thursday.Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, was arrested on Sept. 12 after ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Lao mainstream media serves as reliable source of flood information

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Local mainstream media has been actively covering and reporting the flood disasters in central and southern Laos, making it the most reliable source of facts, according to a senior information official.Information, Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister, Mr Savankhone Razmountry said on ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao govt directs public to find flood facts from official media

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has directed the public to get their information on authorities’ flood disaster response from state media, and to educate them on political ideology and maintain national solidarity.The government directed the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism at its meeting ...

Somxay Sengdara

Suspect confesses to breaking anti-Lao PDR propaganda law

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Champassak police reported on Tuesday that a suspect accused of spreading misinformation on Facebook Live about the government’s recent flood relief efforts in southern provinces has confessed to her crime.Deputy Chief of Champassak Police Office Lieutenant Colonel Phaychit Xayadeth told Vientiane ...

News Desk

Young people use media skills to advocate for child rights

A training programme for young people about the best ways to draw attention to the Convention on the Rights of the Child through radio and social media is taking place in Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province.The three-day event from Tuesday to Thursday this week is hosted ...

Visith Teppalath

Lao media eyes bright future despite challenges

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The media and the publications they produce need to aspire to self development so they are better equipped to fulfill their duty to promote national protection and development.This was the general assessment of the managers of mass media and publishing when ...

Somxay Sengdara

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