Michael Beltran

The Duterte administration has accused youth activists and organisations of brainwashing and turning young Filipinos into armed insurgents. But human rights defenders and activist groups say this narrative is just a ploy to justify a wider crackdown on dissent.

Lam Le

The reporting on the Essex lorry tragedy where 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in the back of a lorry has shown how the narrative of poverty only reinforce prejudices against migrants. So long as migrants continue to be marginalised and criminalised, it's important to be mindful of how little we still understand about the push-and-pull factors of migration.

Richaldo Hariandja

Many forest fires in Indonesia—particularly those that contribute to the poisonous haze that drifts across Southeast Asia every year—are exacerbated by the fact that they’re burning on peatlands. For the villagers in the area, a lack of adequate infrastructure means that their struggles continue even after the smoke clears.

Alexandra Radu

The Southeast Asian transboundary haze is an almost yearly occurrence that’s been affecting multiple countries for decades. Alexandra Radu takes a look at the impact on Kuala Lumpur.

Annie Game

Imagine a world without impunity, where everyone is free to exercise their right to freedom of expression and information and able to access, generate and share ideas and information in any way they choose, without fear. We do.

Matthew Woolfe

Earlier this year, international attention zeroed in on Brunei and its implementation of the Syariah Penal Code. But the international media attention only focused on specific aspects of the SPC, oversimplifying the situation and neglecting to mention other human rights abuses and concerns.

Miguel Jeronimo

An estimated 3,000 tonnes of waste is produced per day in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh alone. Lacking adequate structures to deal with the problem, most of the work being put into recycling is still being done by informal street pickers.

Aisyah Llewellyn

Residents of Singkil, a largely Christian area in Muslim-majority Aceh Province, struggle to preserve their houses of worship, highlighting the problematic and even contradictory state of religious harmony in Indonesia.

Ian Morse, Eduard Lazarus

Dalam upaya memahami identitas gender dan rasnya, seorang perempuan di Kepulauan Aru mengurai silsilah keluarganya yang multietnis dan berkelindan dengan kebijakan rasial Indonesia untuk menentukan “jati diri bangsa”.

Ian Morse

Decades of trade, migration, and state policies intertwine to shape people's families and histories. In the Aru Islands, Dhesly Salay goes on a journey to learn more about her genealogy, and try to understand why her parents are so keen to exercise control over who she marries.

Rosa Panggabean

Salah satu periode gelap dalam sejarah Indonesia mulai terkuak sedikit demi sedikit. Para perempuan penyintas pembantaian 1965 mulai terbuka menceritakan apa yang mereka alami di masa lalu.

Rosa Panggabean, Aisyah Llewellyn

Prison camps that once held political prisoners in Indonesia have since been transformed into shopping complexes or tourist attractions. People now experience these spaces in a completely different way, but the women who were once housed behind their walls still have stories to tell.

Richaldo Hariandja

Organisasi Masyarakat memiliki sejarah panjang di Indonesia. Pada prinsipnya, pembentukan Ormas diharapkan dapat memberikan dampak positif bagi masyarakat. Akan tetapi, sebuah kasus di Bogor kembali menunjukkan bagaimana mereka dapat menjadi wahana untuk agenda-agenda intoleran.

Ooi Kok Hin, Appolonia Tesera, Alia Ali, Rafidah Abdullah

Pasangan berlainan bangsa atau berlainan agama bukanlah sesuatu yang hanya ada di Malaysia. Namun, bila negara memandang konsep bangsa dan agama sebagai saling bertindan—dan merangka undang-undang untuk mengawal keduanya—hal ini menjadi lebih rumit.