Myanmar: Rohingya Children Losing Future Without Education (VOA)

February 23, 2016

"As Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy steps into power in Myanmar this month, one of the big questions is whether the Nobel Laureate’s party will improve human rights in the country – particularly for the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Confined to prison-like internment camps, a generation of Rohingya children are growing up deprived of education, leaving little hope for their future."

Myanmar’s Annual Rohingya Exodus Placed on Hold (VOA)

January 23, 2016

"It is “sailing season” in Myanmar, a time when thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have typically taken to the seas in pursuit of better lives abroad.But this year is different. Government crackdowns on human traffickers and a historic election have many people cautiously optimistic that the situation for the Rohingya may finally improve."


Hong Kong's hidden shame: Why is domestic worker abuse so rampant? (Coconuts TV)

June 29, 2014

"Early this year, news broke that a young maid in Hong Kong was brutally tortured by her employer. The pictures of Erwiana's burned and bruised body went viral, sparking protests and international attention. What is perhaps even more shocking is that, while her case was extreme, it was by no means unique. Many of Hong Kong's over 300,000 foreign domestic workers are underpaid and suffer slave-­like treatment at the hands of their (often female) employers. And most of these abuse cases go unreported. But why is this happening in a wealthy, cosmopolitan city with a reputation for respecting human rights?" 

Hemmed in by Mekong Dams (SciDev)

"The massive expansion of hydropower along the Mekong River is putting 18 per cent of the world’s freshwater fish supply at risk as well as food security in the Mekong region. Dam development is threatening the region’s rich ecosystem and productivity, partly due to the significant reduction in sediments, according to a new book launched by the non-profit research group WorldFish and the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR). "



Art is Everywhere: Rio's blossoming art scene (Anthology Magazine)

May 2013