Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han

Journalist and writer

Telling stories from a tiny Southeast Asian island.

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Having community makes big struggles possible

"If there’s anything that I’ve learned from being an activist in Singapore, it’s that the community you build around yourself will be what gets you through the toughest of times."

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Fixing Hong Kong begins with fixing homes

A group of volunteers in Hong Kong carry out public education while performing crucial services for the city's poorest residents.

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Burmese students march against new education law

University students in Myanmar march across the country in opposition to new education legislation.

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Greece's pirate public broadcaster perseveres 'after the black'

A year after the sudden shutdown of Greece's public broadcaster, ERT3 in Thessaloniki continues to operate, manned by journalists refusing to give up on their workplace.

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Singaporeans take to stage to end violence against women

Using workshops and forum theatre, the We Can! campaign makes Singaporeans think about violence against women.

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The Radical Independence Conference’s promise of “another Scotland”

Joining the Radical Independence Conference to build dreams of a new Scotland.

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'Aggravated rebellion' over Cambodia's Boeung Kak Lake

Cambodian villagers struggle against eviction and land grabs.

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Scottish pro-independence movement faces uphill battle

A year before the referendum, Scottish campaigners take on the uphill task of convincing their countrymen that independence is the way to go.

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Filipinos say no to pork (barrel politics)

Fed up with corruption, Filipinos take to the streets to protest against pork barrel politics.

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Inside the occupation of Greece’s public broadcaster

Spending time with the ERT journalists of Athens, refusing to leave their desks despite the sudden shutdown of the public broadcaster.

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Disillusionment and disappointment with Aung San Suu Kyi

Examining criticism of The Lady, once (and possibly still) Myanmar's beacon of hope.

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A happy surprise for Vietnam’s LGBT community

Same-sex marriage to be decriminalised in Vietnam.

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Awareness of death penalty slowly grows in Singapore

The slow growth of the anti-death penalty campaign in Singapore.

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Bersih 3.0: Malaysians mobilize for clean elections

Following a rally for clean elections in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Lost in Laos - supporters demand safe return of disappeared activist

Activists in Southeast Asia demand the return of Sombath.