Reporting on Thailand’s Forgotten Jihad
Few weeks ago, my Reuters colleague Andrew Marshall and me went for another multimedia reporting trip to a destination that we both love and hate – to Thailand’s deep south. Underreported and difficult to sell/tell story somehow bleeds for years under the radar of big media with only occasional flashes and it is a challenge to do.
This time, the report focuses on Mahrosu Jantarawadee, a Thai Muslim militant that was killed with 15 others while attacking a military base in Narathiwat province. “Martyr to some, murderer to others”, Mahrosu’s story perfectly symbolizes the divide between Muslims and Buddhists in the southern Thailand.