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On this page we provide historical archives to news items distributed on our listserves and posted on our home page bulletin box.


SEA-SPAN-L is a free moderated electronic newslist about environmental change and policy in Southeast Asia which operated between early 2000 and June 2009. Two to three hundred subscribers received on average 5-6 short e-mail messages a week of items of interest. To get a better idea of the content of the list visit please visit the extensive archives below.

The purpose of the list remains to provide support to researchers interested in policy issues related to the environment in Southeast Asia. The acronym stands for: Southeast Asian Science-Policy Network. From time-to-time regional policy-focused activities have been carried out under the SEA-SPAN banner.

Up until March 2003 it was hosted by the Impacts Centre for Southeast Asia (IC-SEA) server in Indonesia. Since then it has been hosted by the USER server in Thailand. The moderator was Louis Lebel. SEA-SPAN closed in June 2009. These archives are retained for reference.


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Z-NET  Alternative source of high quality news and commentary on world affairs. Often reports on social justice topics, military conflicts and globalization. (12)
Bangkok Post  A high quality English language daily from Thailand. Has frequent stories on environmental and social development issues including some about other countries in Southeast Asia. (13)
Jakarta Post  Indonesia's best English language daily newspaper. Has frequent coverage of environmental and social development issues. Mostly focussed on Indonesia, but with occassional broader commentaries by leading Indonesian scholars. (14)
Guardian  One of the best mainstream English language sources on international affairs. The Weekly edition frequently has stories on development issues and politics. Also good reviews of books. (16)
SciDev - Sustainable Science network  Collates articles and other information about science and technology in the developing world. Multilingual website has well organized fully accessible archives. (27)
Tomdispatch.com  is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually works. Read more about the site's founder and editor Tom Engelhardt and his guest authors. (57)