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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.
The Death Penalty Makes Us Forget Our Humanity. Don’t Let It.
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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.
Still Waiting for Justice: A Queer Christian’s Reflection for Pride Month
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Fr. Peter Hung Nguyen and Michelle Kuo
Father Peter Hung Nguyen founded the Vietnamese Office for Migrants and Immigrants, located in Taoyuan, in 2004, and has served as its director for fifteen years. Father Nguyen came to Taiwan 33 years ago and has been recognized by the United States Department of State as a “hero acting to end modern-day slavery.”  Michelle Kuo (郭怡慧) is a human rights attorney, associate professor at the American University of Paris, and author of Reading with Patrick (陪你讀下去). She writes a Taiwan-based newsletter, Broad and Ample Road. She was a visiting professor at the National Taiwan University and volunteers at the Vietnamese Office.
Taiwan Prides Itself on Human Rights—But Permits Physical Abuse at Immigrant Detention Centers
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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.
Taiwan’s Lost Growth (Part 2): How Stagnant Wages are Throttling the Economy
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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.
Taiwan’s Plan to Cement Its Newfound Alliance With Lithuania
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East Asia Forum
East Asia Forum is a platform for analysis and research on politics, economics, business, law, security, international relations and society relevant to public policy, centred on the Asia Pacific region. It consists of an online publication and a quarterly magazine, East Asia Forum Quarterly, which aim to provide clear and original analysis from the leading minds in the region and beyond.
As the World Sanctions Russia, China Takes Note
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Michael Beltran
Michael Beltran is a journalist based in Metro Manila.
“Haunted by Our Continuing Pain”: Martial Law Survivors React to Marcos Restoration
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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.
‘After Yang’ Is Infused With Asian Americanness
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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.
“Now I Walk My Own”: Kao Chia-yu’s Path, Part 2
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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.
Civilian Executions Are Not the Only Layer of Hell
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Sam Robbins
Sam Robbins is a project coordinator at Open Culture Foundation and an editor and translator at Taiwan Insight. He graduated with a master’s degree from the Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University. He is interested in the intersection of digital technology and politics in Taiwan and beyond.
The Many Faces of the Hokkien-language Internet
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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.
Taiwan’s Political Culture As Expressed in an Absurd Ad
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James X. Morris
James X. Morris is a PhD Candidate and freelance writer living in Taipei. He can be found on Twitter.
A Gotad Picnic With Ifugaos Living in Taiwan
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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.
To What Extent Do South Koreans Perceive North Korean Cyberattacks as a Threat?
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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.
What the Chinese and U.S. Militaries Have in Common
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Gregory McCann
Gregory McCann is an Assistant Professor at Chang Gung University in Taoyuan. He is the author of the book Called Away by a Mountain Spirit: Journeys to the Green Corridor, and he is involved in conservation projects in Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia. He writes for Mongabay, The Diplomat, Asia Sentinel, Taipei Times, and academic journals dealing with wildlife conservation.
China is a Threat to World’s Seas
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Itamar Waksman
Itamar Waksman is a writer based in Taipei. His interests include politics, identity, and Indigenous issues.
The Siraya’s Fight for Recognition in Taiwan
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Global Voices
Global Voices is a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts, and translators.
China’s Wavering Position on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Threatens Its Legacy at Home and Abroad
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