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Magdalene is an online publication that offers fresh perspectives beyond the typical gender and cultural confines. They channel the voices of feminists, pluralists and progressives, or just those who are not afraid to be different, regardless of their genders, colors, or sexual preferences. They aim to engage, not alienate. Magdalene is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
INDONESIA: Author Innosanto Nagara Introduces Activism to Children
Madeleine Work
Madeleine Work is a freelance writer specializing in green energy, technology, and sustainability. She has been living in Taiwan for over three years, and is increasingly optimistic about the role new technologies and policies can play in encouraging sustainable behavior. She has a degree in Environmental Policy from Boston University.
OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day
Lieutenant Ho
Psychological combat intelligence officer currently working in the Ministry of National Defense psychological warfare division, mainly studying international strategy. Active in the army's political battle.
INSIDER: Taiwan Is Bungling Its Response to China's Psychological Warfare
Justin Hugo
Justin Hugo is a pen name. The author is a contributing writer for The News Lens.
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Lu Chien-yi
Lu Chien-yi is an Associate Research Fellow in the Institute of European and American Studies at Academica Sinica. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
OPINION: Taiwan Should Not Join the CPTPP Trade Pact
Sarah Gallo
Sarah Gallo, age 26, has been traveling the world full-time for the last five years and blogging as The Five Foot Traveler. She has combined her passions for travel and social media to become an online entrepreneur who works remotely around the globe.
VIETNAM: 7 Sites You Simply Have to See in Saigon
Eryk Smith
Eryk Michael Smith first came to Taiwan as a child of American missionary parents in 1984. After deciding on a career in journalism he returned to Taiwan and has spent the last 20 years working for/with most of Taiwan's English-language media outlets. He currently lives in Kaohsiung with his wife, two daughters, two cats and a dog. Smith is ICRT's southern Taiwan special correspondent and can be found from time to time behind the decks, DJing happy house music.
OPINION: Extend the HSR to Pingtung? Let’s Talk After the Election
Songshan Charles
Songshan Charles authors the blog Traffic Insight, where he blogs about all things traffic.
Pedestrian Nightmare: Can Taiwan Draw Inspiration from the UK's Walkways?
Sandee Woodside
Sandee Woodside is a writer, poet, student, and teacher. She is most attracted to the intersections of gender, identity, art, sexuality & notions of domesticity. Her forthcoming chapbook, devis(h)er, will be released by dancing girl press in 2018.
Shame, Pleasure and Affirmative Consent
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat & Dikanaya Tarahita
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat is an investigative journalist from Indonesia. His works concentrate on socio-economic issues in Indonesia. Dikanaya Tarahita ís a freelance journalist based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
A New App Wants to Help Indonesia's Blind Navigate Their Cities
Kelvin Chen
Kelvin Chen is a graduate of the International Masters program in Asia Pacific Studies (IMAS) at National Chengchi University. His primary research interests are Taiwan's strategic security and foreign policy.
OPINION: Cross-Strait Stalemate: Could a New Paradigm Get the Ball Rolling Again?
Chang Yu-shan
Chang Yu-shan is a member of Malaysia Diversity. She has a long history of following issues of gender equality and LGBTQ rights in Malaysia.
OPINION: Malaysia Must Quantify & Eliminate Its Child Marriage Problem
Jennifer Yang
Jennifer is from Taipei and based in New York. She’s spent the majority of her professional career in the fashion industry, and now spends her time playing with puppies.
INTERVIEW: Taiwanese Fashion Designer Sami Chen Charms New York Fashion Week
Matthew Wu
Matthew is a writer and editor from Albany, New York. A graduate of Bowdoin College, he is interested in politics, culture, and education. He is currently based in Taipei, where he studies at National Taiwan University.
Book Review: Michiko Kakutani’s 'The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump'
Greg Brost
Greg Brost is a science writer, a geographer, and a programmer. He's based in Florida.
Taiwan Enters Top 10 in Bloomberg Health Care Efficiency Index
Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya
Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya (1992) is an independent journalist covering the environment, the politics of natural resources and conservation. His writing has appeared in Mongabay.org, Buzzfeed, The Diplomat, Earth Island Journal, Scroll.in, Down To Earth, and Eurasia Review. He's an intrepid traveller exploring offbeat places. He has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Tezpur University, India.
INDIA: Black Day Marks 25 Years After a Still Controversial Massacre on the Burmese Border
Jerome Alan Cohen
Jerome Alan Cohen, a professor at NYU School of Law since 1990 and Faculty Director of its U.S.-Asia Law Institute, is a leading American expert on Chinese law and government.
'Xinjiang Initiative' Unites Scholars in Opposition to Suppression of Uyghur Identity