• Lauren Williamson

    About Lauren Williamson

    Lauren Williamson is an aspiring journalist with a love of all things travel, food, politics and media related. Currently studying journalism, political science and international relations at the University of Queensland, she has travelled extensively and hopes to incorporate this interest into a future career in television or writing.

    Digging into Cat Ba Island’s rich history

    by  • 17/12/2012 • front page, Lauren Williamson, news today, reporters, stories, text, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


      Cat Ba Island on the edge of Halong Bay is renowned not only for its beautiful beaches, but also for its historical significance. Its rich history is noticeable throughout Cat Ba especially among the Islands inhabitants. Recent archeological evidence suggests that people have lived on Cat Ba Island for almost 6000 years. Cat...

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    Raising environmental awareness in Halong Bay

    by  • 16/12/2012 • front page, Lauren Williamson, radio, reporters, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    The number of visitors to Halong Bay is increasing every year and so too is the challenge of neutralising their impact on this beautiful environment. Lauren Williamson speaks with Guilhem Cavaillé, communications and responsible travel manager of tour company Handspan Travel Indochina, about the organisation’s work to raise environmental awareness in the area and help...

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    Visiting the inspirational Vietnam Friendship Village

    by  • 08/12/2012 • Evie Madden, front page, images, Lauren Williamson, reporters, stories • 0 Comments

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    Evie Madden and Lauren Williamson were fortunate enough to visit the Vietnam Friendship Village while in Hanoi to explore the work of the organisation in caring for children and elders affected by Agent Orange. We didn’t know what to expect of the Village and were tentative about filming and photographing the children, but the...

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    Observing Vietnam’s ‘openness’

    by  • 04/12/2012 • front page, images, Lauren Williamson, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    While travelling through Vietnam I found that one of the most striking cultural features of the country is its openness. From sunrise to sundown, shopping, cooking, eating, working and socialising is all conducted openly on the street. Although it seems intrusive to photograph personal activities which to us seem so private, with a friendly...

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    Annemarie has a passion for protection

    by  • 27/11/2012 • front page, images, Lauren Williamson, stories, tv highlights, video • 0 Comments


    A passion for protection from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Annemarie Weenegaar is the Vet and Bear team Manager at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park. Originally from the Netherlands, her passion for animal welfare drove her to pursue a career with Animals Asia to end the suffering of...

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    Rescuing bears from a life of abuse

    by  • 25/11/2012 • front page, Hannah Konecny, images, Lauren Williamson, news today, stories, text • 0 Comments

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    By Lauren Williamson and Hannah Konecny The Animals Asia Bear Sanctuary in Tam Dao National Park was established in 2005 and is home to 103 moon and sun bears, rescued from farms across Vietnam. These bears are found in ‘crush’ cages suffering from a range of severe physical and psychological problems. Animals Asia works to...

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    Four decades on, Agent Orange still haunts Vietnam

    by  • 23/11/2012 • front page, Lauren Williamson, radio, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    ‘Agent Orange: History, Science and the Politics of Uncertainty’ by Dr. Edwin Martini examines the far-reaching impacts of Agent Orange, reconstructing the history of its use and the ongoing controversy over its effects. Lauren Williamson speaks to the author about his research, gaining insight about the current situation in Vietnam. EdwinMartini Click here to...

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