• Lauren Williamson

    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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    Capturing the smiles of courageous Agent Orange victims

    by  • 07/12/2012 • Evie Madden, front page, images, Lauren Williamson, stories, tv highlights, video • 0 Comments

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    The Friendship Village – Smiles of the courageous from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Lauren Williamson and Evie Madden explore the work of The Friendship Village located in Hanoi. The village provides care and education for children and elders who have been affected by agent orange.

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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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    Traditional Living in Rural Vietnam

    by  • 01/12/2012 • Emma MacKenzie, front page, Lauren Williamson, stories, tv highlights, video • 0 Comments


    Traditional Living from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Known as the Ha Long Bay on land, the area of Ninh Binh is quintessentially Vietnamese. Although tourists are only just starting to discover the wonders of this region, residents have lived off the land in Ninh Binh for centuries. Emma MacKenzie and Lauren Williamson...

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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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