Holding the line: Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize is a watershed moment in her fight to uphold press freedom in the Philippines

When veteran journalist Maria Ressa became the first Filipino recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on October 8, the historic moment was immediately greeted with overwhelming joy across the Southeast Asian nation and lauded by many as a ‘rebuke’ to President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated attacks against members of the press. But even as congratulatory messagesContinue reading “Holding the line: Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize is a watershed moment in her fight to uphold press freedom in the Philippines”

New research reveals glaciers are melting faster than expected – here’s what’s at stake in the fight against climate change

Over the past decade, mounting evidence of human-induced climate change has become, if anything, more apparent. While there has been some progress between nations’ ongoing efforts to slow the current rate of global warming, particularly through the goals set in the Paris Climate Agreement of limiting warming to 1.5˚C, curbing the most extreme of weatherContinue reading “New research reveals glaciers are melting faster than expected – here’s what’s at stake in the fight against climate change”

With Myanmar’s unrest escalating, the international community’s response has fallen short

As the mother of 13-year-old boy Sai Wai Yan angrily wept beside her son’s coffin, her desperate cries resonated a somber yet clear message to the rest of the world – that the horrors of a democratic nation rapidly regressing back into an all too familiar kind of turmoil, chaos, and fear could not beContinue reading “With Myanmar’s unrest escalating, the international community’s response has fallen short”

The Philippines’ Education Inequality and Rich-poor Divide is Worsening under Covid-19

As the Philippines grapples with an intense surge in Covid-19 cases, the government must now double down on its efforts to confront a deep-seated issue that has long plagued the developing Southeast Asian nation, and one the pandemic could further aggravate if immediate action is not taken – widespread education and economic inequality.

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