Khoo Ying Hooi is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya. She is the author of “Seeds of Dissent,” a compilation of her commentaries on academic freedom, human rights, protests, and political change in Malaysia. Ying Hooi is currently a columnist in […]

Shawn Shieh presented this think piece at the Innovation for Change – East Asia’s Reflection-Retreat on Civic Space for East Asian Civil Society Leaders, Thought Leaders, Public Intellectuals and Academics. The theme for this February 2018 Asia Academic-Civic Dialogue was “Renew, Reclaim, Resist. Pondering Strategies and Counter-strategies to Protect Civic Space“. […]

Innovation for Change-East Asia’s Reflection-Retreat on Civic Space for East Asian Civil Society Leaders, Thought Leaders, Public Intellectuals and Academics Through the two-day Reflection-Retreat on Civic Space, Innovation for Change-East Asia provided a venue for civil society leaders of various generations, academics, public intellectuals and thought leaders to gather and […]

  Please join us in welcoming Joontae Kim or Philip, Innovation for Change – East Asia’s new Programme Assistant. Philip joined the East Asia Hub on February 1 and he is based in Seoul, South Korea. Philip has been working as an LGBTI human rights activist in Korea doing UN […]

The work of Innovation for Change – East Asia Hub is focused on collectively implementing ideas and projects through innovative means and ways, towards improving the lives of citizens and people, strengthening citizen’s engagement and accountable governance, by defending, expanding, and creating civic space in Asia. I4C-East Asia’s hub, formally […]

From rising repression on the streets to the battle for the internet, in 2018 the spaces where citizens seek to freely express themselves and organise are increasingly contested. What was a trend has become a global emergency and “‘a universal phenomenon, no longer restricted to autocracies and fragile democracies,” writes […]

  Please join us in welcoming Barrisar ‘Sha’ Busimunkunkul. Sha is the Innovation for Change – East Asia Hub’s Finance Officer based in Bangkok, Thailand. Sha joined the Hub on 1 January 2018. Know more about Sha in this FORUM-ASIA feature: ‘Working in the Field of Human Rights Requires Passion’ – […]