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Nicholas Haggerty is the editor of the News Lens International. He lives in Taipei.
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Jeanne Ten’s Long Struggle for Accountability in Singapore
Jeanne Ten was presented with an ultimatum: accept a report whitewashing her professor’s academic misconduct, or be denied her master’s degree. Her decision to fight back has cost her dearly. But she has no plans to stop, and in the process, she has revealed a lack of accountability in Singapore’s powerful institutions.
Roy Ngerng Against the Prime Minister
Ngerng’s case recalls the traditional battle lines in the struggle for free speech, a heroic picture of a dissenter against the state, whose cause is grounded in a vision of a just society.
‘In The Weeds’ Zoe Lee Wins “Best Show Host”
Zoe Lee, a lawyer and host of a podcast called “In The Weeds” on cannabis and its legal status in Taiwan, won “Best Show Host” at the inaugural KKBOX Podcast Awards. Her sights are fixed on the long game.
What’s Going on With Taiwan’s Influencers?
What’s unique about the latest tabloid dramas in Taiwan is the extent to which the medical establishment has taken interest.
Behind the Kao Chia-yu Saga
The media-driven spectacle surrounding Kao Chia-yu belies real political forces at play.
A Small Press That Seeks To Bring Taiwan To the World
Camphor Press is on a quixotic mission to bring Taiwan to the world through English-language publications.
Two Bills, Two Approaches To Taiwan
The two most recent Taiwan-related bill before the U.S. Congress have been presented as further evidence of enhanced U.S.-Taiwan ties. Little has been said, however, on their telling differences.
Beyond the Michelin Guide: What Is Real Taiwanese Gourmet?
Liz Kao, one of Taiwan's leading food writers, does not think the Michelin Guide has the final word on the country's gourmet scene.
The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee
There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.
Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election
Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected mayor of Kaohsiung.