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

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Conference theme: Varieties of Civil Society across Asia Asian civil societies are as diverse as the countries of Asia.

In this conference, attention is brought to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has on the larger society in which it is situated.

This is the second part of the PhD panel presentation held at Asia Institute on 7 December, 2022. Melbourne Asia Review has published accompanying articles by presenters


1. The Unconstitutional Security Legislation Litigation Association (Adam Eldridge-Imamura)

2. A Critical Ocean Studies of Civil Society Practice: How Sea of Fukushima, Great Barrier Reef and Billabongs of Ranger Mine Shape Fukushima–Cairns Recuperation Practice (Akina Mikami)

3. Mobilising for Press Freedom in Duterte’s Philippines: Forms and Challenges (David Lozada).


Asia civil society Fukushima Japan Philippines press freedom security legislation