DEI STORIES

A ‘new normal’ among warring factions

By Yasmin Coles – For decades, many Filipinos, Muslims and Christians alike in southern Philippines …

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Beyond Charity and Inspirational Porn: Reporting on disability draws ire, praise

By Xie Yihui & Alexander Goh – How the mainstream media in Singapore’s Lion City portrays disabl…

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Buddhist teens attend Islamic high school in North Lombok

By Satria Efendi – Children exemplify lessons of harmony in diversity in remote Indonesian village N…

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Home-Grown Southeast Asian Stories Rejected by Western Media

By Samira Hassan – After weeks of reporting on palm oil extraction alongside an international corres…

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Marriage equality in Asia: Can Japan be next?

By Jun Tsuboike – TOKYO — A March 2021 court ruling that same-sex marriages are constitutional has g…

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Chinese community member in South Korea identify as “Taiwanese”

By Jonah Khu & Jaewon SHIN – “Go back to China!,” ”Stop pretending to be Taiwanese, ok? Go to Ch…

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South Korean women still face an uphill battle in the news media

By Jeyup S. Kwaak – When a veteran South Korean journalist applied for a cub reporter position in th…

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Realities of being transgender in Singapore

By Mick Yang – “There is a general sense of hopelessness of never being legally recognised as their …

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Japanese Muslim Women Face Hardship at Home and out in the World

By Ilgin Yorulmaz – TOKYO – The posting of Hawa Abdullah’s father to Taiwan when she was a girl was …

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Amid Hong Kong’s glitz and glamor, a ‘ghetto’ hub of cultural diversity lies

By Hillary Leung – Five-star hotels and high-end shopping malls dot Hong Kong’s commercial district,…

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Over the Rainbow: The Future of LGBTQ Youth Advocacy in Hong Kong

By Cat Wang – Starting operations amid sweeping political changes has meant that Hong Kong’s t…

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How the Portrayal of Migrant Workers in Taiwan’s Media Shapes the Perception of Their Role in Society

By Cat Thomas – A migrant caregiver, caught on camera in a family home hitting her elderly charge, f…

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