Author Archives: Melanie Rhodes

Solidarity and song

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women leave their homes and families to make a living as domestic workers abroad – cleaning, cooking and looking after children and the elderly. Many end up underpaid, isolated and vulnerable to abuse. Sringatin, who … Continue reading

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‘A China we can be proud of …’

Exiled freelance writer Li Jianhong (pen-name ‘Xiao Qiao’) longs to return home. As a new generation of leaders take charge of China’s Communist Party she is not optimistic for change. I used to expose government corruption as a journalist in … Continue reading

Posted in Asia And The Pacific, Censorship and Free Speech, China, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Uncategorized | 3 Comments