May 24, 2018
Two members of the Legal Development Program (LDP), Pol Lt Colonel Dr. Panupong Panudulkitti, Inspector of the Traffic Police Division, and Thachawut Jardbandista, a Road Safety Group Thailand project coordinator, conducted interviews with journalists as part of our collaboration with the Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2018. The interviews covered topics including unlicensed and unregistered motorcycle taxis, helmet law enforcement, and public transport safety. The interviews were part of the “Road Safety Stories Development Lab”, a one-day workshop held by Internews with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) Thailand to provide members of the Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2018 an opportunity to have face time with road safety experts and develop insightful news stories.
In the afternoon, LDP member Kasarin Trintrakul, a human resource officer at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and Thailand Country Manager of AIP Foundation Oratai Junsuwanaruk joined the workshop as special guests to help comment on the stories.
LDP Thailand is a collaboration between the AIP Foundation and the WHO, while the Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2018 is a collaboration between Internews and the WHO. Both programs aim to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities through legislative improvement and are supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).