In this episode, we’ll be talking about something a little more complicated. Trans healthcare in Indonesia. It’s already a tricky subject, but if the health bill passes, there will be a lot more risks of criminalisation and imprisonment, not only for trans people but also for the healthcare providers and the rest of our allies.
Author Archives: Bonnibel Rambatan
Bonni is New Naratif's Editorial Manager. They are an independent scholar and writer of critical theory, psychoanalysis, and philosophy, with a professional career spanning various media industries from comics, publishing, and film.
Enabling Filipino Children to Dream in Colour
In this episode we will be talking about how the most marginalised children and youth are living in chronic and short-term emergencies in the Philippines, FundLife’s initiatives, and of course, how every dream is worth believing in.
The Fight for Reproductive Rights in Indonesia
In this episode, we will talk about the updates on Indonesia Health Bill progress and its problems, reproductive health issues on the Health Bill, and why this health bill needs to be monitored together.
The Struggles of Refugees in Malaysia
In this episode, we will talk about refugee struggles in Malaysia, Joshua Low’s previous and current work, and the broader issues at hand.
Myanmar’s New Feminist Narrative
In this episode, Bonnibel Rambatan and Thet Wai talks about Myanmar’s New Feminist Narrative and Wai’s experiences as a feminist activist in Myanmar.
Indonesia’s Police Brutality & Media Freedom
Bonnibel Rambatan, Fadiyah Alaidrus, and Ade Wahyudin talks about Indonesia’s police brutality and its effect on media freedom, police reform and other related policy advocacies, and how we can contribute to create change.
Courage is Collective: A Retrospective for Transgender Day of Visibility 2023
Editorial Manager Bonnibel Rambatan presents a personal experimental short comic on the idea of visibility, courage, and collective care for this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility.
Research as Activism
In this episode, Bonnibel Rambatan and Wai Liang Tham we’ll be talking about Research as Activism. But essentially, rather than simply applying a theoretical framework, this approach platforms marginalised voices, researching with people instead of researching people.
On Media Freedom and Digital Security
Bonnibel Rambatan talks to Damar Juniarto, Executive Director of SAFEnet, about digital rights and digital security, the increasing judicial harassment of expression in the digital space in Southeast Asia, how various countries try to emulate China’s Great Firewall to conduct surveillance and censorship of its people, and how can the people of Southeast Asia fight back the digital authoritarian practices.
Resilience Against Digital Authoritarianism
Bonnibel Rambatan talks to Ika Ningtyas, Secretary General of Aliansi Jurnalis Independen Indonesia, about digital authoritarianism, how it limits ideas and suppresses the rights of individuals who try to speak openly, why it is important for any coalition of democratic allies to play both defensive and offensive roles and promoting resilience to authoritarian digital threats.