Annette Lu: The Thorn of a Thousand Tyrants

Her ascent to the second highest position of the land is attributable to courage, competence, and character but it was also paid with a hefty price.

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Annette Lu

Rachada Dhnadirek: She Who Teaches Can Do Politics Better

The idiom “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach,” is often used to disparage educators. Dr. Rachada Dhnadirek is a living argument against this fundamentally wrong saying. 

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Rachada Dhnadirek

Henedina Abad: The Reluctant Politician and the Politics of Conscience

The reluctant politician was determined to be and do her best in this frontier of her life, and she never ceased from being the stern teacher she had a reputation for.

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Henedina Abad

A necessary controversy: Defining “fake news”

When it refers to falsehood masquerading as news, the phrase represents an insidious danger to both the democratic project and the discourse that sustains it.

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Fake news

Renho Murata: Gender Politics in a Bastion of Patriarchy

Despite the obstacles, Renho’s political career has been nothing short of meteoric.

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Renho Murata

Silver linings in Southeast & East Asia

Threats to liberal democracy are increasing. But for FNF, freedom is non-negotiable. The journey towards freedom and democracy is a long haul, but worth it.

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SEEAsia Report 2018

Tsai Ing-wen: A Legal Eagle Soars to Become Taiwan’s First Female President

The ascent of a non-traditional politician who does not come from any political dynasty is a testimony to the political maturity of Taiwanese people and their adherence to good governance and...

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Tsai Ing-wen

Saumura Tioulong: Aristocrat & Activist, East and West, Synergy & Individuality

A pillar of Cambodian democracy, remains strong and outspoken. She has a clear vision of a better tomorrow for her country.

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Saumura Tioulong

Freedom means change

FNF will continue to offer engaging formats to advance civic education - in a more digital and interactive way, and in a more grounded and empathetic approach.

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Freedom punkt

Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren: Her Brother’s Keeper, A Global Earth Keeper

Like a Phoenix, she rose from the ashes of family tragedy, left her cushy job, and flew home to build her own political legacy. 

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Oyun Sanjaasuren