Sophie Raynor

16 years ago, Timor-Leste reclaimed its independence after decades of brutal occupation. The world’s attention turned away. But for the women whose contributions to independence go unrecognised, the fight never stopped.

Victoria Milko

In Myanmar—and across Southeast Asia more generally—women are generally under-represented as sources in the media. Efforts have sprung up across the region to address this problem, and through it, change the way in which women are perceived.

Mohd Izzuddin Ramli

Artist Fahmi Reza attracted international attention when he was prosecuted for his work portraying the former Malaysian prime minister as a clown. After the 9 May election, but Fahmi’s motivations remain the same: “to use graphic arts as a weapon to fight against injustice”.

Sonny Liew

A historic meeting takes place between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Tay Jing En

The actual “Smart Nation” that Singaporeans live in is one where personal data is widely collected, inadequately protected, and easily misused; and the ruling elite benefits from keeping the public in a state of ignorance and apathy.

Sophie Raynor

Timor-Leste’s first Pride parade last year was heralded in international headlines as a major win for LGBTQ equality, but advocates and activists say there’s still a long way to go to shift mindsets.