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Indian Police Kill 2 Protesters Defying Curfew in Assam
December 13, 2019

Indian Police Kill 2 Protesters Defying Curfew in Assam

By Associated Press
Protesters in Assam denounced a new bill allowing migrants fleeing religious persecution to become citizens.

Australian Government Repeals Life-Saving Medevac Law
December 12, 2019

Australian Government Repeals Life-Saving Medevac Law

By Joshua Mcdonald
The medevac law allowed doctors in Australia’s offshore detention facilities to approve the transfer of sick refugees to Australia.
Smuggling Out the Truth: The Story of the Xinjiang Papers and China Cables
December 12, 2019

Smuggling Out the Truth: The Story of the Xinjiang Papers and China Cables

By Ben Lowsen
An unprecedented series of leaks of Chinese internal government documents highlights human rights abuses and possibly a crack in the façade of Xi Jinping’s power in China.

On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda
December 11, 2019

On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda

By Layne Vandenberg
Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda broke from mainstream documentary production to give his viewers the power of observation.

The Cruel Fate of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China
December 10, 2019

The Cruel Fate of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China

By Peter Humphrey
A firsthand account of what life in Chinese detention is like for a foreigner on politically motivated charges.

Suu Kyi’s Hague Appearance: Minding Myanmar’s Domestic Political Dynamics in the ICJ Genocide Case
December 10, 2019

Suu Kyi’s Hague Appearance: Minding Myanmar’s Domestic Political Dynamics in the ICJ Genocide Case

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While much of the focus may be on her international image, it will be important to consider the domestic political dynamics at play in Myanmar as well.  

Deadly Fire Highlights India’s Thousands of Illegal Factories
December 10, 2019

Deadly Fire Highlights India’s Thousands of Illegal Factories

By Associated Press
At least 43 people were killed in the fire, drawing attention to unsafe conditions in the illegal workshops.
Malaysia Kicks off Polio Vaccination Campaign After First Case in 27 Years
December 09, 2019

Malaysia Kicks off Polio Vaccination Campaign After First Case in 27 Years

By Associated Press
Malaysia begins campaign in a rural town on Borneo after the highly infectious virus was detected in a 3-month-old boy.

What’s Next for Kem Sokha’s Trial in Cambodia?
December 07, 2019

What’s Next for Kem Sokha’s Trial in Cambodia?

By David Hutt
Recent developments have highlighted the event and the implications it could have for Cambodia's domestic and foreign affairs.

Tao Indigenous Community Demands Removal of Nuclear Waste From Taiwan’s Orchid Island
December 06, 2019

Tao Indigenous Community Demands Removal of Nuclear Waste From Taiwan’s Orchid Island

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s president offered compensation to indigenous residents for storing nuclear waste on Orchid Island without their consent. Tao elders promptly rejected the offer.

Women in Nepal Face 40 Restrictions During Periods
December 06, 2019

Women in Nepal Face 40 Restrictions During Periods

By StoriesAsia
The practice of Chhaupadi in Nepal continues to harm women's well-being, health, and freedom.
Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists
December 06, 2019

Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Daily newspaper Etilaat Roz makes an impact in the chaotic Afghan democracy.

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