David Hopkins is a researcher focused on social justice, living in Melbourne. He previously worked as a journalist and editor in Thailand.
Thailand’s regressive royal insult law
The kingdom’s youth and others are speaking out about their monarchy, at great personal expense.
Covid crisis deepens in junta-ruled Myanmar
Patchwork restrictions haven’t contained the virus. And now the danger is spilling over the border to neighbours.
Thailand’s overcrowded prisons hit by Covid-19 surge
Amid one of the world’s highest incarceration rates, an outbreak was always a risk. But the government has struggled.
Myanmar’s military-backed opposition party stares into political abyss
An electoral failure might be a repudiation of the military’s influence in politics – but not its irrelevance.
Progressive politics in Thailand’s polarised polity
A new “hyperleader” has capitalised on the mood of a younger generation fed up with being patronised.
Book review: The memory of a massacre in Thailand
Survivors and perpetrators alike have preferred silence as a way of coping with a traumatic past.