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Featured articles from FORSEA contributors.


FORSEA NURSYAHBANI KATJASUNGKANA

FORSEA’s NURSYAHBANI KATJASUNGKANA RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE from SOAS

SOAS, University of London, celebrates leading figures from the world of literature, law, journalism and finance, and honours human rights lawyer Nursyahbani Katjasungkana at this year’s graduation.

/ July 28, 2019
Asia's women politicians facing a backlash FORSEA

WHY ARE ASIA’s WOMEN POLITICIANS FACING a BACKLASH?

In East and Southeast Asia, women’s legislative presence is not met with an increase in women’s political engagement; in fact, it seems to trigger a backlash.

/ July 21, 2019
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HONG KONG on the BRINK AFTER CHAOTIC DAY OF PROTEST – ITS LEADERS NOW FACE HARD CHOICES

During the past month, Hong Kong has been rocked by protests on a scale unprecedented since anti-colonial demonstrations against British rule in 1967.

/ July 6, 2019

DENOUNCING SAVAGE ATTACK on THAI POLITICAL ACTIVIST, SIRAWITH “JA NEW” SERITIWAT

The attacks against Ja New add to a long list of violent acts against political activists in the past years. These political activists have been promoting democracy in the age of the military rule.

/ June 29, 2019

FORSEA OFFERS A VOICE OF SOLIDARITY to THE FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLE OF HONG KONG

Based on our shared democratic values and concerns for China’s anti-democratic, anti-people and anti-Environment policies in Southeast Asia, FORSEA stands in solidarity with the freedom-loving people of Hong Kong.

/ June 14, 2019
Condemning the Return to Premiership of General Prayuth Chan-ocha Through a Manipulative Method

CONDEMNING the RETURN to PREMIERSHIP of GENERAL PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA THROUGH a MANIPULATIVE METHOD

FORSEA absolutely condemns the political manipulation on the part of the junta, General Prayuth, the Thai Senate and the parties that lent their support for General Prayuth that led him to parliamentary victory.

/ June 8, 2019

POST-ELECTION BLUES in INDONESIA: IDENTITY POLITICS and HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

It is high time the human rights movement lives up to the foundational motto of the Indonesian state, unity in diversity. To influence in this rough political climate, they need to strengthen civil society – by building coalitions based on...

/ June 8, 2019
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The PHILIPPINES: INCHING EVER-CLOSER to DICTATORSHIP?

It would do the president good to look at those who came before him, especially the all-popular Marcos, and learn that true power lies in the trust the people have in their leader.

/ June 1, 2019
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ต่างชาติเมินกดดันรัฐบาลทหารไทย

Almost two months after the Thai elections, no government has been formed. Clearly the junta is clinging to power. Meanwhile, the West allows this to happen as it cares little about democracy in Thailand.

/ May 23, 2019
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FIVE YEARS AFTER the COUP: THAIS PROTEST AROUND the WORLD for the RESTORATION OF DEMOCRACY

In Berlin, Los Angeles, Sydney and London, pro-democracy individuals gathered to condemn the coup that took place five years ago, May 22, 2014.

/ May 21, 2019