Author: BETH MCLAUGHLIN

MYANMAR: Humans of the Rohingya — Brandon Stanton Helps Refugees Prepare for Monsoon Season

BETH MCLAUGHLIN WRITES – Most people are by now familiar with “Humans of New York” —photojournalist Brandon Stanton’s project of interviewing ordinary, anonymous New Yorkers about whatever is on their minds. Stanton has a wide audience that goes beyond his Facebook page. With two best-selling books, 20 million followers across multiple social media pages, and dozens of copycat accounts, Stanton’s simple formula––a portrait accompanied by a quote or short story from their lives––has resonated widely. In recent years, Stanton has taken his show on the road, changing his cover stories to the name of the country he is currently...

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MYANMAR: IMPRISONED JOURNALISTS

BETH MCLAUGHLIN WRITES – Oh, Myanmar––until recently, a symbol of hope, but the once-pariah state has fallen again. In 2010, the country had shaken off its military leadership and was charting a path towards democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her work as an activist with the National League of Democracy, won elections in 2015 to become the State Counsellor––the de facto ruler of the country. While sectarian violence since 2012 drew repeated condemnation from the United Nations for possible crimes against humanity, matters came to a head in August 2017. This...

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KAZAKHSTAN: KAZAKH LIBRARY PROJECT–A BID FOR SOFT POWER

BETH MCLAUGHLIN WRITES – Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s infamous          remark that “Kazakhs never had statehood” before 1991, Kazakhstan has been determined to showcase and celebrate its long and storied history. Shortly after Putin’s 2014 comments, President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced a 550th anniversary celebration of the Khanate, founded in 1465. The celebration of the Khanate’s history and culture continues four years later, with a project from the Kazakh National Academic Library to promote the country’s literature at the 2017 World Expo. The project’s organizers coordinated with Kazakh embassies abroad to establish cultural centers in select national libraries....

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the internationally influential Pacific Century Institute.

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Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
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Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
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