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Edward White is International Editor with The News Lens. 

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2017/01/24 | Edward White

‘Sinister Collaboration’ between Islamists and Police over LGBT in Indonesia: HRW

Police added insult to injury by temporarily detaining 600 people.

2016/10/14 | Edward White

Mixed Views on Thailand’s Outlook after King’s Death

What does the death of Thailand’s revered king mean for people who oppose the military junta that controls the country?

2016/08/23 | Edward White

Does Bernie’s Fate Await the Hong Kong Independence Movement?

The sudden rise of Hong Kong’s independence movement appears to have surprised many in the political establishment. One academic suggests that while Hong Kong will never be independent, the popular movement could push Beijing to loosen its grip on power.

2017/01/11 | Edward White

Are Apps in Asia Killing the Planet?

'Without key policy changes, the rapid growth of the internet in East Asia will likely be powered by coal and other dirty sources of electricity,' Greenpeace says.

2016/10/13 | Edward White

Report Slams Malaysia’s Crackdown on Free Speech, Political Dissent

An international human rights watchdog has slammed Malaysia’s ongoing crackdown on free speech and political dissent.

2016/07/19 | Edward White

[UPDATED] 26 Killed in Bus Crash in Taiwan

Three children were among the 26 people killed in a bus crash in Taiwan this afternoon. All but two were Chinese nationals.

2016/08/01 | Edward White

OPINION: Is Hong Kong Heading Toward Umbrella 2.0?

Will the barring of candidates from Hong Kong’s upcoming elections or the sentencing of Umbrella Movement leaders spark a fresh round of major protests?

2016/07/26 | Edward White

Japan Stabbing Spree Leaves 19 Dead, 20 Seriously Wounded

A stabbing spree near Tokyo that left 19 people dead overnight is considered “one of the worst single-perpetrator mass murders in postwar Japan.”

2017/04/16 | Edward White

Will Taiwan Accept Chinese Asylum Seeker?

The lack of an asylum law in Taiwan opens up the case of the Chinese activist seeking asylum to administrative discretion. But an American lawyer in Taipei does not expect the man to be deported.

2016/11/14 | Edward White

Let's Talk About Sex, Taiwan

Government health experts in Taiwan want to normalize conversations about sex and relationships in hope of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

2017/02/07 | Edward White

Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship

An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.

2016/07/12 | Edward White

U.K. Tries to Quell Brexit Fears in Taipei

'If I can reassure you, and get that into your papers and broadcast media, that is what I am seeking to do here.'

2016/10/20 | Edward White

Flying Blind: Mental Health Testing in Taiwan’s Courts

With no guidelines, few rules and little experience, medical experts, academics, lawyers and judges in Taiwan are flying blind when it comes to testing criminal suspects for psychological and psychiatric issues.

2016/08/04 | Edward White

Thailand Referendum a ‘Vote at the Barrel of a Gun'

Politicians from around Southeast Asia have hit out at the constitutional referendum taking place in Thailand on Sunday.

2016/11/02 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Waking from a Nightmare, 16 Years on Death Row in Taiwan

'I was afraid to sleep, in case I woke up back in jail.' A man wrongly convicted of kidnap and murder, speaks about his two decades on death row in Taiwan.

2017/06/19 | Edward White

Taiwan’s Domestic Violence Epidemic: Abuse Reported Every 5 Minutes

Suffering in silence: statistics from the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation expose alarming rates of domestic violence in Taiwan, mostly against women.