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Is the Democratic Dream of Hong Kong Over?

In the course of a year Hong Kong has been transformed by a new security law. Drafted by Beijing and aimed at protestors, it has led to mass arrests of activists, lawyers and law makers. Political participation in Hong Kong is now more dangerous than ever, and with rights and freedoms diminishing under Beijing’s vast national security apparatus, is the democratic dream of Hong Kong over?

Antony Dapiran (Hong Kong-based writer and lawyer, author of the book City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong).

Recorded with a live zoom audience on 17 February 2021.

Episode #157

Islam and Indonesian Politic‪s‬

The political landscape of Indonesia has had a shakeup with the resurrection of the long-defunct Masyumi Party. The once-powerful party invokes a time when Islamists were more united in Indonesia, and signals a desire for greater coordination.

Associate Professor Dirk Tomsa (Politics, La Trobe University)

Recorded 9 February 2021

Episode #156