Author: Nina Yustiarti

AUSTRALIA: TANYA PLIBERSEK QUICK TO DEFEND JOURNALISTS UNDER FIRE

NINA YUSTIARTI WRITES – A prominent Australian female politician has come to the defense of two male journalists accused of chauvinism. Australia’s Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek had just finished a speech at the National Press Club of Australia earlier this month on efforts to close the country’s gender pay gap. The speech was timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. But the first question came from reporter Tom McIlroy, of the Financial Review, who asked Plibersek about controversy surrounding a coal mining project, a topic decidedly unrelated to the speech. Plibersek responded with: “We’ve moved off women pretty...

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MYANMAR: ROHINGYA WOMEN AND THEIR STORIES

NINA YUSTIARTI WRITES – Since August, more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh for safety. The Rohingya are one of many ethnic minorities in the country of Myanmar. With around one million people identifying as Rohingya Muslims, they represent the largest percentage of Muslims in the country. They claim to be descendants of Arab traders, and have their own culture and language. The country of Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist and denies the Rohingya citizenship. The Myanmar government perceives them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. In October 2016, Rohingya men attacked the border posts in the Rakhine State,...

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