The move of Cambodia’s former prime minister, Hun Sen, to shut an independent media, Voice of Democracy (VOD), ahead of the 2023 general elections reflects the 2017 media crackdown playbook. Along with the intimidation and harassment against independent journalists, it erodes Cambodia’s press freedom and democracy.
In this episode, we will talk about the Kyllene and Maximino investigation, the ATA law in the Philippines, and what we can do as Southeast Asians to support the persecuted activists and to vigorously fight for the repeal of said law.
In this episode, we will talk about children in Malaysia’s immigration detention centres, what the deal is with the holdup in the Malaysian government, and what researchers and non-researchers can do to help advocacy moving forward.
Last year, New Naratif joined forces with Better Engagement Between East and Southeast Asia (BEBESEA) and invited members of communities in or from Southeast and East Asia to pitch their ideas for original creative works telling stories of migration across these regions. After reviewing close to 50 applications, we selected 7 compelling stories and developed them into multimedia formats.
Democracy is the rule of the people, for the people, and by the people. But what happens when the people disagree? The majority can easily tyrannise the minority, hence it must be balanced by minority rights. Just as democracy must guarantee the expression of the popular will through majority rule, it must guarantee that the majority will not abuse its power.
Dalam episode kali ini kami bersama Ika Ningtyas (AJI Indonesia) dan Imal (SAFENet) akan membahas tentang laporan Indonesia Leaks, dampak Pegasus terhadap hak asasi manusia di Indonesia, dan peran masyarakat sipil dalam situasi ini.
In this Democracy Classroom event, we gathered with Singaporeans to discuss the results of The Citizens’ Agenda Singapore 2022, led by PJ Thum, historian and Managing Director of New Naratif. In this session, Singaporeans addressed the issue of inequality as one of their greatest concerns.
Our first-ever New Naratif Townhall gathered Malaysians to discuss New Naratif’s The Citizen’s Agenda Malaysia 2022 results. During the session, certain issues were highlighted revolving around Malaysia’s post-COVID economic recovery.
In this episode, we will talk about The Citizen Lab reports on Pegasus spyware, the lawsuit against NSO and Thai government, the impact of Pegasus on human rights, and the role of civil society.
The Malaysian cabinet plans to table a bundle of constitutional amendments in the year-end parliamentary session. One amendment would allow children born abroad to Malaysian mothers to access citizenship, but five changes run the risk of perpetuating statelessness. What is going on? What do the amendments entail? What is at stake?