Karen News website
Karen News is reported and written by Karen journalists to provide information on issues that shape Karen communities in Burma and around the world.
Karen News provides a window to Burma and the international community on what is happening in Karen state. Our journalists live and work in Karen communities, know the issues that affect Karen people and aim to bring those issues to the attention of people across Burma, in the diaspora, and to all readers interested in the struggles and triumphs of the Karen people.
Bordermedia was asked to design and build a new website for the Karen News team which would present a professional image to the outside world while enabling the Karen News team complete control over the content of their site. There was also a strong emphasis on ease of use so that the Karen journalists could post stories in a matter of minutes so that their time was spent concentrating on content rather than technical know-how.
John Hulme Photography website
John Hulme is a documentary photographer dividing his time between South East Asia and Britain. His work has focused on documenting social issues in Europe, Thailand, Burma and India.
John’s work has been published in books, magazines and newspapers, including AOL, HRW, Irrawaddy, Pacific Press (Japan), MacMillan Education, Heinemann, BBC, McGraw Hill (US), Longman Asia, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, AA Publishing, Reed Primary, MacMillan Oxford, Independent On Sunday, Evans Brothers, Aladdin Books, APA Publications, Financial Times and The Sydney Morning Herald, and Trafficking in People report.
As an accredited photographer for the BBC and Channel Four he has been involved in the production of several documentary’s, most recently for Panorama shooting Hi-8 footage of Thailand’s Chicken farms and slaughter houses.
Bordermedia was asked to design and build a new website with the main emphasis being on promoting John’s photographic work and allowing John full control over the content of the website.
Timothy Syrota website
Timothy Syrota has worked as a writer, photographer and film maker since 1997. Timothy’s first book, ‘Welcome to Burma and Enjoy the Totalitarian Experience’ was published in 2001 (Orchid Press).
Timothy has also worked as a photographer on behalf of a number of International Non Government Organizations operating in South East Asia including Save the Children, the World Wildlife Fund, World Education and the International Rescue Committee.
Bordermedia was asked to design and build a new website with the main emphasis being on promoting Tim’s photographic work.
Burmese Dreaming website
Burmese Dreaming is a creative non-fiction based upon stories from the life of a refugee, Say Say La. This narrative is supplemented by stories contributed by students of the English Immersion Program based in Umphiem Mai Refugee Camp.
The footage for the film has been shot throughout central and southern Burma and includes footage from pro-democracy demonstrations and the refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border.
Bordermedia was asked to design and build a new website to help with the promotion of Burmese Dreaming. The site was built using the popular WordPress system – allowing the owner of the website to continually update news items, blog posts, current reports and maintain their photo gallery.
Burma Labour Solidarity Organization website
The Burma Labour Solidarity Organization (BLSO) is a worker and human rights advocacy group operating on the Thai/Burma border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Established in 2000, for the past 10 years the BLSO has been working tirelessly to improve the situation of Burmese migrant workers and their families living on both sides of the Burmese border.
Bordermedia was asked to design and build a new website for BLSO, and some basic training to allow local staff to maintain their own website. The site was built using the popular WordPress system – allowing local staff to continually update news items, blog posts, current reports and maintain their photo gallery.
Mae Tao Clinic website
The Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), founded and directed by Dr. Cynthia Maung, provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who cross the border from Burma to Thailand. People of all ethnicities and religions are welcome at the Clinic. Its origins go back to the student pro-democracy movement in Burma in 1988 and the brutal repression by the Burmese regime of that movement.
Bordermedia was asked to rebuild the current Mae Tao website using a content management system so that local staff were easily able to update news items, blog posts, current reports, photo gallery etc… without requiring outside assistance.
Women with a Mission website
Women With a Mission is a not for profit group working to make a positive difference in the lives of children living along the Thai/Burmese border and families in the region of Chonburi, Thailand. We subscribe to the belief that children have rights as human beings and also need special care and protection. WWM work to help to meet these basic needs and to expand the opportunities for children to reach their full potential.
Bordermedia was asked to rebuild the current Women with a Mission website using a content management system so that they were easily able to update news items, blog posts, current reports, photo gallery etc… without requiring outside assistance.
Aiya Burma Fund website
Aiya Burma Fund is run by Myat Thu, a Burmese student activist who has been working towards change in Burma since 1988. He has spent most of his life working with volunteers from Burma. After the devastating Cyclone Nargis hit Burma in May 2008, he directed his efforts to helping Burmese cyclone victims due to the delay and failure of international aid to reach the victims. Aiya Burma Fund has been providing aid inside Burma in various ways.
Bordermedia was asked to design and build a new website for the Aiya Burma Fund, and some basic training to allow local staff to maintain their own website. The popular CMS WordPress system – traditionally a ‘blogging’ platform – would fulfil Aiya’s requirements for an SEO-friendly and easily maneagable content management system that would not be too challenging for the non native English speaking employees to learn and use.
Having had the same design for our last website for over two years, we decided it was time for a new look. In line with our WordPress fixation, the new website has been unashamedly shoe-horned (in a day I might add) into a WordPress 2.9.2 installation.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
We have added a small Google Adwords advertising banner to the middle column on the website – this will hopefully help to cover the costs of our hosting, and allow us to introduce a Libsyn podcast hosting account in the near future.
We hope you like it.
Bordermedia has been working hard to put together its new recording studio on the Thailand Burma border. The aim of this project is to record local artists originating from Burma. It is hoped that this will help to inspire further musicians musically, as well as provide a means of income generation by selling the music electronically via the web.