A basic idea associated with democracy is “rule of the people, by the people, and for the people”.
Tag: West Papua
NN Explains: Toleration, or Living with Disagreement & Difference
It’s not unusual for there to be tensions and conflict within societies, given the variety of groups, interests, and concerns. Instead, the key is how we navigate these tensions, in ways that do not endanger or discriminate against others.
NN Explains: Why Is the Protection of Minorities Important?
Majorities and minorities exist in every society. Why is it important to society to think about minority representation and rights?
NN Explains: Political Power, Authority, and Force
How do some people get into positions where they have power over the rest of us? How does political power, authority, and force work together in society?
NN Explains: What Is Politics?
Many of us see politics as something that’s too boring, too complex, or even too dangerous to participate in. But what does “politics” actually mean?
Gently, You March On
Kia Nazary reflects on her responses to the 2019 Women’s March in Kuala Lumpur, and how important it is to remember to practise self-care.
The Steep Path: West Papua’s Political Prisoners
For Papuan political prisoners, being locked up is not the end. Committed as they are to the struggle for independence, many prisoners continue to fight for their cause upon release, even as they struggle to pick up the pieces of their disrupted lives.
The Elephant in the Newsroom
Human rights groups and foreign journalists are often barred from entering West Papua, allowing the Indonesian authorities to control the narrative. Local journalists are fighting back by reporting on human rights abuses, often at risk to their own safety.
Explainer: What’s Going On in West Papua?
Little is known about West Papua, a region usually closed off to human rights groups and foreign journalists. Yet the human rights situation in the region is dire, and deserving of more international attention.
Southeast Asia Dispatches — Episode 3
In this week’s episode, Kirsten Han visits a modernist building in danger of demolition in Singapore, Samantha Cheh talks to PJ Thum about anti-LGBT pseudo-science in Malaysia, and Febriana Firdaus examines the challenges faced by local journalists in West Papua. Hosted by PJ Thum.