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2019 Taiwan Pride: Queerness in Asia

2019/10/04

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In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. To celebrate Taiwan's pride month, we're going to cover queer culture and LGBT progress in Taiwan and the rest of Asia.

2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival Taiwan

2019/10/03

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The 26th Women Make Waves Film Festival (WMWFF) takes place in Taipei's SPOT Huanshan Cinema from 10/4 - 10/14 this year. Founded in 1993, WMWFF has emerged as one of the major film festivals in Taiwan, and has established itself as the biggest one dedicated to the promotion of female talents. By covering a wide range of genres, issues, and representations of women, WMWFF seeks to promote great cinematic art by female directors, and to advocate gender equality through films with a feminist consciousness from a variety of subjects.

Trafficked to Extinction

2019/09/24

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Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Over 30 journalists from the Global Environmental Reporting Collective investigate how illegal pangolin trafficking is leading the species to become extinct.

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

2019/07/01

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At the end of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Hongkongers promised they will be back. In June 2019, Hong Kong mobilized one-third of the population to protest against the government's extradition bill. The News Lens is covering the on-going movement and rallies in collaboration with our Hong Kong-based team.

Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Race

2019/04/18

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Presidential hopefuls are gearing up to challenge incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen. The News Lens is taking you inside Taiwan's heated 2020 presidential race.

5 Years After Sunflower Movement

2019/03/28

The News Lens Feature

The News Lens looks back at the 2014 Sunflower Movement - what has happened since then?

Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Equality

2019/02/11

The News Lens Feature

In May 2019, Taiwan became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, an uneasy victory for the LGBTQ community. Follow the journey with reporting from The News Lens.

Understanding Taiwan's 'Blue Wave' of 2018

2019/01/18

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Taiwan's opposition KMT swept back to power in several municipalities, delivering a series of humiliating losses to President Tsai Ing-wen and her ruling DPP. What does it all mean for Taiwan's future?

Taiwan's High Seas Hell

2019/01/11

The News Lens Feature

Taiwan's enormous high seas fishing industry is responsible for much of the world's tuna catch. It's also come under fire for illegal fishing, human trafficking, and abuse of its migrant workforce.

TNL's Top Stories of 2018

2018/12/28

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A look back at TNL's best stories from Taiwan and around the region in 2018.