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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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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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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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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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Randy Mulyanto
Randy Mulyanto is an Indonesia-based freelance journalist who previously reported out of Taipei. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, Nikkei Asia, the South China Morning Post, The Telegraph and other outlets.
With Beijing’s New Envoy Lu Kang in Jakarta, What’s Next for Its Ties With Indonesia?
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The News Lens features submitted by freelance reporters and writers.
Legislators Leading Public Opinion on the Death Penalty
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Xiaochen Su
Xiaochen Su has a PhD from the University of Tokyo, writing his dissertation on the social integration of Chinese migrants in Russia. He has lived and worked in East Africa, Taiwan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.
Preferential Treatment of Ukrainian Refugees Shows Limits of Europe’s Multiculturalism
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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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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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Mongabay
Mongabay seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of nature and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development.
Typhoon Exposes Biodiversity Haven Palawan’s Vulnerability — And Resilience
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Ian Murphy
Ian Murphy is the CEO and founder of Indo-Pacific Strategy Consulting, a geopolitical consulting company that helps business leaders understand strategic challenges in Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific.
Enhancing U.S.-Taiwan Cyber Security Cooperation
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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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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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Graham Oliver
Graham Oliver is a teacher, writer, and editor living in Taipei. His book reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in Guernica, Harvard Educational Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in fiction from Texas State University.
From Folk Hero to Video Game Character: ‘The Legend of Tianding’
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Dolma Tsering
Dolma Tsering is a postdoctoral candidate with National Cheng Kung University. Currently learning Chinese language at National Taiwan Normal University.
Who Are the Young Self-immolators in Tibet?
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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.
Taoyuan Mayoral Race Illustrates Hypocrisy in DPP and KMT Strategies
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