Progress: Women’s Education in Southeast Asia

The struggle to better educate the youth has yielded success in all corners of the globe and is perhaps most uniformly pronounced in Southeast Asia. With data by the Stockholm based Gapminder Foundation, this post delves specifically into the progress of strengthening women’s education in the region. Taking into account girls aged 15 to 24, the latest data comes from 2015.

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Imprisonment of Journalists in the Asia-Pacific

With a grand total of 113 journalists currently in prison for press-related activities, the Chinese Communist Party has imprisoned over three times the combined total of all other nations on the map—that’s including neighboring communist Vietnam and Laos. Bringing population into light, China’s journalist imprisonment rate is 7.853⁻⁸ with East and Southeast Asia having a combined journalist imprisonment rate of 4.124⁻⁸.

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Liberty: An Uncounted Fatality of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Thai artist and gallery-operator, Danai Ussama, was arrested on the afternoon of March 23 while under self-quarantine in his home in Phuket
His crime?
Posting on Facebook that he and fellow passengers were not ushered through medical checks upon arriving at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

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