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  • In India, #MeToo triggers watershed moment for journalism
    by Divya Chandrababu on 19. oktober 2018 at 10:14

    After a few isolated fits and starts, #MeTooIndia is rattling several high-profile men and institutions in news media and entertainment. Two top editors at prominent news outfits have quit. One former editor resigned from a US think tank. Several other editors and journalists are now under probe. More here: The post In India, #MeToo triggers watershed moment for journalism appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Before the dinosaurs, Thailand and Australia were actually neighbours
    by The Conversation on 19. oktober 2018 at 07:00

    Thousands of Australians travel to Thailand each year to lie on a beach at Phuket or go on some kind of adventure. But how many realise that beneath their feet, the framework of the country once formed part of the same continent as Australia? The post Before the dinosaurs, Thailand and Australia were actually neighbours appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Don’t mention the war: North Korea’s shifting negotiation tactics
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 19. oktober 2018 at 05:00

    FOLLOWING a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, North Korea is shifting the focus of negotiations, pivoting away from an end to the Korean War in favour of economic benefits and sanctions relief. The post Don’t mention the war: North Korea’s shifting negotiation tactics appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • What red line? Hong Kong Free Expression Week to feature freedom icons
    by Oiwan Lam on 19. oktober 2018 at 04:30

    A coalition of organisations that defend free speech — Hong Kong Free Press, Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International — have joined hands to host Hong Kong's Free Expression Week, starting November 3. Here's what to expect: The post What red line? Hong Kong Free Expression Week to feature freedom icons appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • What’s South Korea’s problem with refugees?
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 19. oktober 2018 at 01:00

    ON Wednesday, South Korea refused to grant refugee status to hundreds of Yemenis who fled the catastrophic war in their home country, allowing them to stay here only on temporary humanitarian visas. The post What’s South Korea’s problem with refugees? appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Burma president intervenes in case of three jailed journalists
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 19. oktober 2018 at 01:00

    BURMA'S president Win Myint on Wednesday intervened in the case of three detained journalists by issuing a directive to the Yangon regional government insisting they cooperate with the country’s media council to resolve the case before taking it to court. The post Burma president intervenes in case of three jailed journalists appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Vietnam’s Mother Mushroom freed, now on US soil
    by Michael Tatarski on 19. oktober 2018 at 00:50

    Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, the environmental blogger known as Mother Mushroom, was quietly released from prison on Wednesday and subsequently flown to Houston, along with her mother and two children. The reason for her release remains unknown. The post Vietnam’s Mother Mushroom freed, now on US soil appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Social media, old traditions could save Indonesian lives in future disasters
    by The Conversation on 18. oktober 2018 at 07:00

    There needs to be a national cultural transformation in which disasters are not just seen as another, inevitable fact of life, but are instead spoken about and planned for in ways that will actually save lives on a local level. The post Social media, old traditions could save Indonesian lives in future disasters appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • How modern cities could suffer the same fate as ancient Angkor
    by Dan Penny on 18. oktober 2018 at 04:00

    Research shows how ancient Angkor experienced the same challenges as modern urban networks. As we move further into a period characterised by extreme weather events, the resilience of our urban infrastructure will be tested. Will our cities go down like Angkor did? The post How modern cities could suffer the same fate as ancient Angkor appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Guess which country has the longest life expectancy
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 18. oktober 2018 at 03:59

    JAPAN'S long-held position at the top of the world’s life expectancy table is coming to an end, only to be replaced by European rival Spain by 2040, new research has found. The post Guess which country has the longest life expectancy appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]