Interview of Sidney Jones after her talk on 30 May at SEA Junction on pro-ISIS networks in Southeast Asia by Nyein Nyein and published in the Irrawaddy on 4 June 2019
ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR): Still ‘toothless’ after 10 years? Is there a way forward?
Opinion piece by Charles Hector* shared in the panel on “AICHR @10: A Better Future for Human Rights in ASEAN?” held on 30 April 2019 at SEA Junction
Overseas voters were the first to cast their ballots, between April 7 and 14, in Indonesia’s first-ever simultaneous presidential and legislative elections, which are set for April 17.
According to the alphabetic rules set for the annual rotation of the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN), Thailand will be stewarding the grouping through 2019 in between Singapore and Vietnam. One year is short for any country to leave a mark and produce significant impacts, especially when the institution in question is a regional body known to many as slow in taking action.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people often experience discrimination in Indonesia. A certain degree of tolerance is there as long as they are ‘discreet’ and do not ‘come out’ or manifest themselves in public. They remain, however, an easy scapegoat for politicians in search of popular vote and ultraconservative religious groups, with few willing to defend them.
Never have I ever imagined myself commenting on a film, but here I am as a commentator of the first ever documentary film on LGBTI invisibility, particularly Lesbian, in Laos directed by Dorn Bouttasing—Let’s Love and screened at SEA Junction.
Negli ultimi decenni, la migrazione è divenuta un tema particolarmente inquietante. Questo non soltanto per la sempre più vistosa incapacità dei governi e dell’opinione pubblica di trattare i flussi migratori con equilibrio, ma anche (e forse soprattutto) perché questa incapacità si fonda sempre più spesso su atteggiamenti e approcci ideologici che giungono a mettere in discussione l’eguaglianza tra esseri umani.