Adeline Tinessia

A Different Side of Southeast Asia’s Migrant Story: Left-behind Children

Southeast Asia’s porous borders have made migration an integral part of the region. The need for a job as well as cheap labour has meant that the transit of migrant workers intra-regionally and inter-regionally across East-Asia and Middle-East a common recurrence. The ill-treatment of migrant-workers, ranging from poor-pay, limited rights, to abuse, have headlined news …

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Refugees in Southeast Asia: Avenues for Action in ASEAN and Australia

Beneath the glitzy, modern towers of central Jakarta, with the sun reflecting its heat upon the ground, a handful of tents are perched on the side of the road, right next to the UNHCR building in Kebon Sirih. These tents however are not temporary; these have been the permanent homes for many refugees stranded in …

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More than just memes: How Subtle Asian Traits has become a cultural gamechanger

Adehlia Ebert, Adeline Tinessia The rise of social media has seen the emergence of myriad new forms of individual & group expression. Arguably the most noticeable of these new forms of media is the  inescapably ubiquitous cultural phenomenon that is the ‘meme’. While still widely regarded as frivolous internet guff, memes are proving to play …

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