Assignment Asia

Advocates

This episode of Assignment Asia puts the spotlight on advocates, people who play key roles in addressing some of the region's most pressing challenges. The threat of radicalism looms large in Indonesia, where authorities say thousands of young people had been recruited by extremist groups as of 2016. But in East Java, an Islamic boarding school has joined the fight against extremism using the Muslim concept of jihad. Reporter Silkina Ahluwalia meets one man who started a program called "jihadpreneur," which teaches its students to wage jihad not through violence but by doing business. Justice remains elusive for many of China's impoverished workers despite the country's growing legal profession. But as reporter Han Bin reports from the southwest city of Chongqing, one lawyer has devoted his life to helping migrant workers get legal access, and ultimately, achieve justice.

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