Charli. Age: 25.
The Institute for Asian Democracy "works to strengthen support for Burma's democracy movement by facilitating media coverage, working with ngos, and by offering technical assistance and capacity building to Burmese exile groups. Supporting research, fact-finding missions, public education, technical assistance, media outreach and advocacy, IAD works to strengthen the rights of Asians to live in a free and just society which adheres to universally accepted norms of political, civil, social and cultural rights. The Institute has endeavored to work primarily for the restoration of democracy in Burma. The Institute also works to facilitate transitions to democracy by nonviolent means and promotes the principles of self-governance, self-determination and the rule of law.
Aliana. Age: 22.
Japan, South Korea Need to Lead the Charge for Democracy in Asia
There is a growing struggle in Asia between authoritarian forces and the people attempting to stand up for human rights and democracy. From the crackdown on mass protests in Hong Kong, to genocide in Myanmar, to extrajudicial killings and attacks on government critics in the Philippines, to the detention of more than 1 million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps in western China, the situation can appear bleak. While these and other abuses of power playing out across Asia are not unique to the region, the continued deterioration of human rights and democracy in Asia could have disastrous consequences, not only for the region but also for the United States. Faced with mounting challenges to universal rights in Asia, U.
Rayna. Age: 21.
Institute For Asian Democracy in Washington, District Of Columbia
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Over the last decade, more than one billion new internet users have come online across Asia. While widespread internet usage has allowed for greater access to information, the growth in social media use has also created fertile ground for ethnic violence and hate speech in places like Myanmar and Sri Lanka. As a new generation of tech-savvy netizens comes of age, many now question whether access to technology has empowered or weakened social transparency and openness. Just as importantly, how worried should we be about the misuse of social media in the political process during an era of rising authoritarianism and disinformation?