The Singer Whose Voice Rose Above the Inauguration (OZY.COM)

The Los Angeles–based singer Connie Lim (known as MILCK) performed her now famous “Quiet” in a series of flash mob a cappella performances at the Women’s March with a group of singers from across the country. The all-female #ICANTKEEPQUIET choir rehearsed via Skype, but many of them sang together in person for the first time at the march. This is her first post-march interview and recording session.

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One Step at a Time: The First Elephant Prosthetics (Great Big Story/CNN)

When Mosha, an elephant, was two years old, she lost her leg in a landmine injury along the Thai-Burmese border. Luckily, an orthopedic surgeon was able to fit her with the first prosthetic leg ever designed for an elephant. As she's grown, she's needed to be fitted for new ones.

 

Rohingya Children Losing Future Without Education (VOA)

As Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy steps into power in Myanmar, 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)

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.

 

Guardians of the Pangolin: The fight to save the world's most trafficked animal (Coconuts TV)

If you've never heard of the pangolin, you're not alone. The majestic rhino and elephant tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to the issue of illegal wildlife trafficking. But the plight of the pangolin is dire.

 

Toms: The Complex World of Female Love in Thailand (Coconuts TV)

Thailand's 'toms' (as in tomboys) inhabit a unique place on the gender spectrum. They are girls who dress and act in a masculine way, typically sporting a uniform look of short hair, t-shirts and jeans.

 

Hong Kong's Hidden Shame: Why is foreign domestic worker abuse so rampant? (Coconuts TV)

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.

 

On The Edge Of Genocide (Coconuts TV)

Every dry season, thousands of Rohingya make desperate attempts to flee Myanmar on crammed and dangerous human trafficking vessels. Step inside one of the camps created for this persecuted ethnic minority, and you will understand why. 

 

Counterfeit Kingdom: Thailand's Fake Goods Museum (Coconuts TV)

You can find counterfeit copies of just about anything in Bangkok - clothes, electronics, cosmetics, even drugs. In fact, so many fakes are sold here that there's a museum dedicated to them.

 

Water Fight! Soaking in the Thai New Year (Great Big Story/CNN)

Every April, Thailand rings in the new year with water buckets and squirt guns. The annual Songkran festival falls during the country's hottest month, and in addition to parades, people celebrate by soaking each other in a massive water fight. The custom symbolizes a cleansing of the past year's misfortunes.

 

Hong Kong's Young Anti-Occupiers (Coconuts TV)

In 2014, thousands of pro-democracy protesters occupied the main districts of Hong Kong to fight for universal suffrage. The movement was largely supported by young people, but we decided to get the perspective of some outliers - young people who were against the Occupy movement.