Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist based in Thailand and covering Southeast Asia. Her work focuses on human rights, labour issues and the environment.


Then and now: Finding love during the Khmer Rouge

The Maoist regime broke up families and imposed forced marriages, but also unintentionally brought some women together.


Thailand: Reclaiming mangroves for shrimp production

Communities in Thailand turn to restoring degraded mangrove forests to grow and harvest clean shrimp.

Human Rights

Inside the village of mercy for Myanmar's landless poor

As rising land and property prices push out the poor, a village of 15ft plots offers an alternative to homelessness.


The Thai village that escaped the tsunami

Mangrove forest sheltered Muslim coastal area, but now developers are looking to bulldoze it for a tourist resort.