TIMOR LESTE// Freedom of expression in danger

TIMOR LESTE// Freedom of expression in danger

Dulce M. da Silva and Celso da Fonseca. Timor Leste APMA 2019 Timor-Leste is a young independent country in Southeast Asia with a high democratic index. It has been serving as the role model of democracy, at least for the region. Timorese citizens have been enjoying...
INDONESIA // Stigma and marginalization during pandemic

INDONESIA // Stigma and marginalization during pandemic

Arif R. Haryono, Indonesia APMA 2019 Indonesia is well-known for its hospitality and harmonious community despite its multi-cultural and ethnic background. The nation’s motto of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity has acted as the backbone of social cohesion to...
VIETNAM// South China sea crisis amidst COVID-19

VIETNAM// South China sea crisis amidst COVID-19

Tania Nguyen, Vietnam APMA 2019 China’s rise in the South China Sea has been considered as one of the most critical security threats to ASEAN countries. It is assumed that the disputes over territory and sovereignty over ocean areas would have been suspended amid the...
INDONESIA// COVID-19 and healthcare workers

INDONESIA// COVID-19 and healthcare workers

Arif R. Haryono, Indonesia APMA 2019 Indonesia’s plan to enact the New Normal, or as the government paraphrases it, ‘coexist with COVID-19’, will cause more harm to healthcare workers. Indonesia is facing multiple obstacles in managing the pandemic: shortfall of...
TIMOR LESTE// Accessing information during pandemic

TIMOR LESTE// Accessing information during pandemic

Joanico Alves, Timor Leste APMA 2019 The full enjoyment of freedom of expression and access to information is key to ensuring people’s participation and government’s accountability in the fight against Covid-19. People need to express their voices to inform the...