Janine Phakdeetham is a Bangkok-based journalist with six years of international news experience in the industry. Her passion for global affairs and journalism has helped her secure positions with Bangkok Post, Voice of America, NBC News, the United Nations, News Corp, Emerging Market Views, Channel NewsAsia, and Spectrum News. Janine holds an M.S. in International Relations from NYU and B.A. in Mass Communication from SUNY Oswego. She enjoys conversing in multiple languages, including English, Thai, and Mandarin.
In a bid to combat the sharp increase in hate crimes targeting people of Asian descent in New York City, a group of volunteers called the Guardian Angels has ramped up its presence. VOA’s Janine Phakdeetham takes you on one of their patrols in the Big App
The Maldives – a tiny nation of about twelve hundred islands set in crystalline waters – depends on income from tourism. The pandemic cut that revenue in half. But with COVID on the run, the government’s wooing tourists, especially from China.