Archive for April, 2010

“The Bullets Are Zinging Around” – Howard Monath in Bangkok (Armed with a Slingshot)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Via facebook:

Picture Taken Before the Latest Bullets Zinging

[To] Lucia Siposova: Hi Lucia! I’m in the middle of a revolution in Bangkok Thailand, ‘Red Shirt’ peasants ( they gave me a sling shot ) against the Thai army: the bullets are zinging around..how are you?
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In Bangkok, Howard Monath Shoots Compelling Pictures: The Blood Is Real

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Rubber bullets? I was born at night but not yesterday.

Pictures via Monath’s facebook page. Friends have been cautioning him about getting harmed. BBC America and other news agencies said late last night that a blowup could happen soon.

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Monath Responds to Question About His Safety by Smiling in the Face of Death?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Picture, Courtesy Howard Monath. From his facebook page.

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Another Update From Filmmaker Howard Monath in Bangkok

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Via facebook about 9 minutes ago [about 11:55 p.m.].

Things are getting pretty rank at the Red Shirt encampment here in Bangkok. Seven weeks of garbage is piling up, portable toilets have backed up, and in the constant 100 degree heat the stench is becoming unbearable; people are getting sick. The Reds have doused their tire barricades with gasoline and vow to stay…

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Aida Alami: A Stay at Home Journalist Blogging in the Huffington Post

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Serious journalists doing serious things for a business that is not taking them seriously right now.

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The Press at the Tribeca Film Festival: Some Observations

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Coming soon here and hunterword.com. Some limited insights. A few pictures for a tease. Shots taken at the Red Carpet World Premiere and Panel Discussion, The Other City. “In every city, including the capital of the most powerful country in the world, there is another city, a city of forgotten people and unspeakable shame.”

About the ravages of AIDS/HIV in the poor areas of Washington D.C.

Photographers. Primarily but not exclusively online entertainment publications. Two good quotes, QMfE, "If I'm here, you know this ain't front page stuff," and, "We do this for the money."

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The Latest Update From Howard Monath in Bangkok

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Howard Monath in Bangkok & Reporting for the WORD

Reported via facebook. Well. The ‘Red Shirts’ here are no longer wearing their red shirts. Strategically this makes some sense, but you have to wonder if the ‘Reds’ are doing to themselves what the army and the Thai government so far haven’t been able to do to them.
37 minutes ago

Due to an editorial oversight, earlier posts by Howard Monath’s kickboxing friend were not included.  Here is one.

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Howard Monath Update From Bangkok

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Via facebook:

Howard Monath

” Oh, and I just got back from the center of all this; it was a very surreal day, the leaders of the Red Shirts, the guys you see on TV every day, were talking to each other; they came over and asked me what I thought was gong to happen! (bizarre, there were no other foreigners/journalists around )  the army has given them 48 hours to leave. the Red Shirts have completely taken over about two miles of downtown Bangkok, and are amazingly organized, pretty good for a bunch of illiterate farmers.

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