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Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information with content in 30 languages. The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. With continuous news reports, special features and talk shows covering everything from business, science and politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds.
Why Hasn’t Thailand Recognized Same-sex Marriage?
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Timothy S. Rich
Timothy S. Rich is an associate professor of political science and the director of the International Public Opinion Lab (IPOL) at Western Kentucky University. His main research focuses on the electoral politics of Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. His broader research interests include the domestic and international politics of East Asia, and qualitative and quantitative methods.
No, Taiwan Shouldn’t Sabotage TSMC: A Response to “Broken Nest”
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SueAnn Shiah
SueAnn Shiah is a Taiwanese American musician, filmmaker, community organizer, and emerging theologian specializing in identity formation, racial justice, gender, and sexuality. Her first feature length documentary HuanDao follows her journey in asking the question “Who is Taiwanese?” in a two week bike trip around Taiwan. She released her debut solo album of reclaimed hymns, “A Liturgy for the Perseverance of the Saints” in June 2018. In addition to her own creative and theological works, she collaborates with other artists and musicians in a variety of capacities as an artist manager, producer, audio engineer, songwriter, and creator of liturgy. She has a B.B.A. in Music Business with a Production emphasis and a Chinese minor from Belmont University and is currently finishing a Masters of Arts in Musicology at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan and will be beginning a Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary this fall.
No Saviors, No Satisfaction in ‘Promising Young Woman’ — and Why That’s a Good thing
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Johanna M. Costigan
Johanna M. Costigan is a writer from New York. Her work has been featured in L’Atelier, ChinaFile, The Diplomat, and others. She holds an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford and previously worked as a Writing and Speaking Fellow at NYU Shanghai.
How the Innovation and Competition Act Could Affect US-Taiwan Relations
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Daniel Yo-Ling Chen
Daniel Yo-Ling Chen (he/they/他) is a writer and independent scholar based in Taipei. They studied Anthropology at the University of Virginia and write primarily about ethics.
Abandoning Anthropology, From Virginia to Taipei
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OCF Lab
OCF Lab is a digital media platform established by the Open Culture Foundation (OCF). The Lab integrates topics regarding digital human rights, civic science, and technology by publishing various articles on a regular basis. It is expected to meet the various demands of open culture advocates, technology followers, and the general public on different levels of science and technology. OCF was founded in 2015 to promote three core issues: open source, open data, and open government.
On the Use of Digital Identity in Asia (3) – Digital Identity in Singapore & South Korea
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Dr. Bonny Ling
Dr. Bonny Ling is a scholar and practitioner who works on international human rights and development. She has worked in the UN system and in international civil society. Bonny is Executive Director of Work Better Innovations, a research consultancy with a community service mission working on new ideas for a responsible economy; Senior Non-Resident Fellow with the University of Nottingham Taiwan Studies Programme; Research Fellow with the Institute for Human Rights and Business; and Advisory Board Member of the INGO Human Rights at Sea.  Bonny wrote her PhD in Law on human trafficking and China at the Irish Centre of Human Rights of the National University of Ireland, Galway, and is an expert on human trafficking and contemporary slavery. She also holds a M.Phil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge and MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Bonny also consults as a legal analyst on responsible business conduct with a focus on Asia; and has served as an international election observer in East Timor and for the OSCE. Previously at the University of Zurich in Switzerland from 2014-2019. She writes on human rights, migrants, business responsibilities and international development, and is a contributing writer for Ketagalan Media, New Bloom, Taipei Times, Taiwan Insight and The News Lens.
The Pain of Evacuations
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CJ Sheu
CJ Sheu is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved, Taipei-based film critic for The News Lens and Critics at Large; he has been published by Bright Wall/Dark Room, Funscreen (Taiwan), and LeonardMaltin.com. He has a PhD in 21st-century American fiction.
‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy’ Encapsulates the Odd Vicissitudes of Life
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Daphne K. Lee
Daphne K. Lee is a New York-based journalist covering food and culture. She’s a former editor at The News Lens International.
What Clubhouse Achieved When It Slipped Behind China’s Firewall
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Jeremy Van der Haegen
Jeremy Van der Haegen is a Belgian freelance journalist covering business and politics in the Asia-Pacific, as well as a former intern for The News Lens in Taipei.
Belgium Stuck With AstraZeneca Jabs — and Why That Matters for Taiwan
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Milo Hsieh
Milo Hsieh studies international relations at American University. He is a freelance journalist based in Washington D.C. 
Hostility Towards Transgender Influencer Chiang Chia-Wen Is Unacceptable
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Hiro Fu
Hiro Fu is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also one of the founding editors of the Taiwan Weekender, a weekly political and financial newsletter. He is from Taipei, Taiwan.
The Political Fallout of the KMT Chairmanship Election
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Andi Kao
Andi Kao is a Ph.D. candidate in International and Comparative Labor at Cornell University. He is an affiliate with the Global Asia Research Center at National Taiwan University.
Keelung Migrant Fishermen Form Union, Second of its Kind in Taiwan
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Seb Morgan
Seb Morgan is a writer and editor based in Taipei, he specializes in drinking, dining, travel, and queer news. Over the past few years, he's covered the latest going on in East Asia for the likes of Time Out, Hotels Combined, and Taiwan Scene. Happiness for him is a bowl of cold sesame noodles or a dip in the hot springs. He hopes to one day enjoy both at the same time.
Where To Travel During Lunar New Year? 5 Alternative Escapes
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Syrena Lin
Syrena Lin is a headhunter and a former legislative assistant in Taipei.
Between Miaoli and Taoyuan: Taiwan’s Response to Migrant Worker Rights at an Intersection
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Jonah Walters
Jonah Walters has a PhD in Geography from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His essays have appeared in NACLA Report on the Americas, New Left Review, Jacobin, and elsewhere.
Nicaragua’s Rejection of Taiwan Was Pragmatic — Not Principled
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Hideki Sunagawa, Ph.D.
Hideki Sunagawa is a cultural anthropologist and gay activist in Tokyo. He is the founder of Tokyo Pride and Pink Dot Okinawa. His books published in Japanese include “Cultural Anthropology of Shinjuku-ni-chome” and “Coming-out.”
A Bittersweet Victory on Same Sex Marriage in Japan
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Jordyn Haime
Jordyn Haime is a Fulbright student fellow based in Taipei.
On Taiwan’s Mount Zion, Memories of KMT Oppression Are Essential To Religious Mythology
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