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Chinese aid and new contests over the meaning of human rights in Asia

  • Dr Tamas Wells,

China’s notion of the ‘right to development’ will increasingly challenge other donors’ emphasis on individual civil and political rights.

Mobilising for press freedom in Duterte’s Philippines: forms and challenges

  • David Lozada,

Media organisations and civil society groups in the press freedom space need to organise fast.

VIDEO: Civil Society in Asia 4: International Conference in Melbourne (part 2)

Speakers draw attention to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has.

Australia’s growing cultural diversity requires a long-term strategy to meet its changing needs

  • Professor Fethi Mansouri, Dr Enqi Weng and Dr Matteo Vergani ,

The multicultural capacity of social services need to be strengthened so all Australians can benefit from its growing diversity.

VIDEO: Civil Society in Asia 4: International Conference in Melbourne (part 1)

Speakers draw attention to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has.