The annual list of young leaders in the continent is compiled by the Asia Society, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that works to address a range of challenges facing Asia and the world. It chooses leaders under the age of 40 from 31 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. Van, 37, is chief lawyer and founding member of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a Hanoi-based nonprofit organization that rescues Vietnamese women and girls trafficked to China for the sex trade as well as victims of forced labor. He has worked hard to secure the freedom of over 800 trafficking victims and provided legal representation to 90 victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse in 48 court cases, according to the Asia Society. His efforts have earned him the trust of police and government officials, who regularly invite him to assist in their anti-trafficking and law reform initiatives, the organization said. "Human trafficking is a hidden crime. When government officials and … [Read more...] about Vietnamese lawyer an Asian hero for freeing trafficked victims
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0 Have your say An Asian business leaders summit taking place in Edinburgh next week aims to showcase local data capabilities and encourage inward investment. The 2019 ConnectGov Leaders Summit runs from 8 to 10 July and will see around 80 technology and business leaders from across Asia – from sectors including banking, insurance and car manufacturing – come to the Scottish capital to learn about data-driven innovation and make business connections. The event is run by CIO Asia Academy (CIOAA), helped by Scottish Enterprise/Scottish Development International (SDI).CIOAA has this year chosen Edinburgh for the annual event due to its innovation centres and universities, tech company landscape, City Deal ambition to become the data capital of Europe and investment in data driven-innovation. The trip includes visits to the University of Edinburgh’s £45 million Bayes Centre building, tech incubator CodeBase and RBS Business School … [Read more...] about Scotland eyes potential of visit from Asian business leaders
Each year, The Dallas Morning News honors the winners of its high school journalism competition. We receive entries of work from student newspapers, yearbooks and digital news organizations from high schools across North Texas. This year, we received over 300 of entries from over 25 schools. They were judged by the following Dallas Morning News reporters and editors: Marcia Allert, Beth Frerking, Paul O’Donnell, Cary Aspinwall, Holly Hacker, Alan James Vestal, Lorena Flores, Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Sarah Blaskovich, Elizabeth Souder, Brian Elledge, Leona Allen, Rudy Bush, Tom Fox, Ashley Landis, Michael Hogue, Laurie Joseph, Ariana Giorgi, Meredyth Grange, Tristan Hallman, Charles Scudder, Cassandra Jaramillo, Dave Tarrant, Dana Branham, Jennifer Emily, Jesus Jimenez, Michael Apuan, Denise Beeber, Kevin Sherrington and Ben Baby. Editor Mike Wilson selected the “best of the best” sweepstakes award winners.The winners were honored at a reception Thursday at The News. Also … [Read more...] about High school reporters win honors in Dallas Morning News journalism contest
On the days when India and Pakistan were sending fighter jets into each other’s territory, some 60 business journalists from South Asia had gathered in a hotel in Dubai to discuss how the region could be economically integrated, the way the Europeans did with EU and South East Asians with Asean. There were about a dozen journalists from India. The biggest participation was from Pakistan, some 23 journalists. There were fairly sizable numbers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The conference was organised by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Arizona State University and was supported by the US government. Some of the participating journalists had previously been part of the university’s academic programme. The economic integration discussion was, not surprisingly, overshadowed by the developments between India and Pakistan. But one of the things we quickly realised was how similar most of us are. The `others’ are not the … [Read more...] about Pakistanis and other South Asians are like you and I. And we can do much together.
MANILA – The Philippines may soon have a new law that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 years old. READ: House lowers minimum age of criminal responsibility on bill’s 2nd reading The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading the bill seeking to lower the criminal responsibility of youth offenders to 12 years old. Lawmakers initially proposed to set it to 9 years old but amendments were made after a consensus was reached. Here’s a look at how some of the Philippines neighbors in Asia are faring in terms of setting the minimum age of holding their juvenile offenders accountable for crimes committed. == 1. INDONESIA (from 8 to 12 years old) Indonesia's law set the age of criminal responsibility to 8 years old. [Source: UNICEF.org] 2. THAILAND (7 years old) In Thailand, criminal responsibility starts when the child is older than 7 years old. But while the child cannot be punished until he is over … [Read more...] about LIST: Age of criminal liability in some Asian countries