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2019/05/07 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Rights Groups, Branded as Communists, Fight to Preserve EU Funding
Philippines rights groups allege the government is falsely branding them as communists in an effort to sever the funding they receive from the European Union.
2019/04/23 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Killing of 14 Farmers Highlights Duterte's Counterinsurgency Plans
The deaths of 14 farmers at the hands of Philippine police point to a wider counterinsurgency strategy which has struck rural communities with fear and outrage.
Indonesia Is Making Progress Towards Disabled-Friendly Elections
Indonesia has made an effort to make its 2019 presidential election the friendliest ever for disabled voters.
2019/03/27 | New Mandala
INDONESIA: Which Candidates Are Running on Islamic Identity?
Candidates for legislative office in Indonesia's upcoming elections seem hesitant to latch onto polarizing religious rhetoric.
2019/03/27 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: Bringing Transitional Justice to the Youth of Cambodia
Cambodia's young people are connecting digitally to the history of the murderous Khmer Rouge.
2019/03/22 | Ian Milden
China-Somalia Fishing Deal Could Create a Surge in Pirate Attacks
A fishing deal between China and the Somali government could prove disastrous for regional stability.
2019/03/12 | The Interpreter
INDONESIA: The Long Struggle of the Women's Movement in Politics
Women have been relegated to the fringes of Indonesian governance ever since Suharto’s New Order regime took over Sukarno’s throne of politics dominated by men.
2019/03/05 | TIME
Trump Urged by Lawmakers to Take Action on China's Abuse of Muslims
US lawmakers said the Trump administration has taken 'no meaningful action' to stand up for China's ethnic Uyghur and other minority Muslims.
2019/03/05 | Saigoneer
North Korea Tours Are Big in Vietnam Following Trump-Kim Summit
'They have great beaches,' Donald Trump once said of North Korea. 'You see that whenever they are exploding their cannons into the ocean.'
2019/02/25 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Why the People Are Losing Faith in Duterte's Economic Policies
Price hikes, rice liberalization, rising taxes and more have sparked concern over Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies. Could the worst be yet to come?
2019/02/22 | TIME
PHILIPPINES: The Dark Message Behind Maria Ressa's Cyber Libel Arrest
'They wanted me to go through being arrested,' Ressa says. 'They wanted me to feel their power.'