Emma Richards

Emma Richards is a full-time writer for Asian Correspondent. Originally from the UK, she has spent much of her life living in Southeast Asia contributing to news and travel publications. Her background is in urban development and homelessness in developing nations.

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Why is North Korea ‘begging for war’?

UNLESS you’ve been residing on an isolated island cut-off from all forms of communication, then you will have noticed the North Korean situation has ramped up in recent days to...

When death threats become as common as brushing teeth

I HAD the pleasure this week of talking to a number of human rights and political content film directors about their work. We tackled the challenges they face creating potentially...

Selective religious freedom is not religious freedom at all

MALAYSIA is in the spotlight again as religious intolerance is on the rise and religious minorities are under increasing scrutiny from both government officials and members of the public, according...

Does Duterte really think he can win the drug war?

THIS week marked the deadliest week yet in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs. At least 91 people, including one teenager, were shot dead in an escalation of...