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Michael Beltran
Michael Beltran is a journalist based in Metro Manila.
Why Is Duterte Reluctant To Spend on Typhoon Rai Recovery?
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Roy Ngerng
Roy Ngerng (鄞義林) writes on social issues and equality. He was named a Human Rights Defender by the United Nations and believes that human rights and social justice will enable fairer, happier, and more compassionate societies.
Minimum Wage Increases Are Not Just About Low-Income Workers. Here’s Why.
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Aye Min Thant
Aye Min Thant is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has covered business, politics, and conflict in Myanmar, Thailand, and the United States. Aye has BAs in feminist studies and anthroplogy and an MA in Asian studies. They most recently worked at a Yangon based NGO leading a team promoting social cohesion in Myanmar through digital and media literacy education.
Myanmar: The Stupid Coup
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Bryan Chou
Bryan Chou is an editor for The News Lens International.
Taiwan Might Be a Country for Women in Politics. Can It Be So in Business?
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Joe Henley
Joe Henley is a Taipei-based freelance writer, journalist, script writer, author, and musician. His latest book, 'Migrante', is out now with Camphor Press.
The Miaoli Lockdown and Taiwan’s Migrant Worker Apartheid
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TNL Staff
The News Lens International is a Taiwan-based independent digital media, providing balanced reporting and thought-provoking opinions from Taiwan and all around Asia. 
Explainer: Taiwan’s 2021 Referendum Results
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Tyler Prochazka
Tyler Prochazka is the chair of UBI Taiwan.
Why Taiwan Should Pay People To Stay Home
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Janine Sun Rogers
Janine Sun Rogers is a California-based writer, artist, podcaster, and independent scholar.
Adult Streaming Platform SWAG Is in Hot Water With Taiwan’s Authorities
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Nicholas Haggerty
Nicholas Haggerty is the editor of the News Lens International. He lives in Taipei.
Roy Ngerng Against the Prime Minister
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Kirsten Han
Kirsten Han is a freelance journalist and curator of the We, The Citizens newsletter, covering Singapore politics, human rights, civil society, and social justice.
Singaporeans Are Upset About Covid Restrictions. Will They Notice Migrant Workers?
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Jonathan Hum
Jonathan Hum is an Asian American journalist born and raised in Washington, D.C. He has degrees in Biology and Political Science, and has been living in Taiwan since 2014, where he discovered a passion for telling people's stories.
How Taiwan’s Cram Schools Have Struggled to Adapt
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Patrick Ng
Patrick Ng works at The New School for Leadership in Healthcare at the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center in Taipei.
A Response to ‘Taiwan Should Not Risk Booster Shots Over Omicron’
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Zoe Lorimer
Zoe Lorimer is a Scottish freelance writer based in Taipei.
Fundraiser Organized for Hospitalized English Teacher To Return Home
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Henning von Mirbach
Henning von Mirbach is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he specializes in Chinese art history. He is currently a visiting scholar at Academia Sinica, Taipei.
Falling Through The Cracks of Taiwan’s Immigration System
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Brian Hioe
Brian Hioe was one of the founding editors of New Bloom, a freelance writer on social movements and politics, and an occasional translator.
Twilight of the Idols: Why We Should Replace the Statue of Chiang Kai-Shek in the CKS Memorial with Zongchai
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Yaneer Bar-Yam
Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam is a pandemic expert who has advised the UN, WHO, the U.S. NSC, CMS and CDC. He warned about pandemics for 15 years and contributed outbreak response protocols for stopping Ebola in Africa in 2014, which worked. He is an MIT trained physicist and complexity scientist. Since the late 1980s he has contributed to founding the field of complex systems science, introducing fundamental mathematical rigor, real world application, and educational programs for new concepts and insights of this field. His recent work quantitatively analyzes the origins and impacts of market crashes, social unrest, ethnic violence, military conflict and pandemics, and the structure and dynamics of social networks. He has advised the U.S. Government on global social unrest and the crises in Egypt and Syria, counterterrorism strategies, military force transformation, market regulation, delivery of disease prevention services and control of hospital infections. He regularly advises NGOs and corporations regarding their use of complex systems science. He has authored more than 200 journal articles. His work on the causes of the global food crisis was cited among the top 10 scientific discoveries of 2011 by Wired magazine. His scientific visualizations received recognition as “best of” from Wired in 2011 and 2013, and from Motherboard in 2013. International coverage of his work includes The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Die Zeit, and Le Monde, among others.
The Case for Snap Lockdowns in Taiwan
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Judy Chen
Judy Chen is a freelance writer and graphic designer. She writes about culture, design, and work. Prior to her freelance journey, she worked in tech sales in the beautiful Bay Area and received her degree in Anthropology.
Michelle Wu Becomes Boston’s First Asian American Mayor in Historic Election
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Bart Dashorst
Bart Dashorst is a textual laborer from the Netherlands with an MA in Taiwan Literature from National Taiwan University. He works as a full-time English editor, freelance Mandarin-to-English translator, and occasional writer in English and Mandarin. His specialization lies in Taiwanese history, culture, art, and literature.
Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation
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