In today’s Community Corner, let’s revisit /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s The Future is Gentle, an Agenda Warga special where we invited Indonesians to an intimate discussion on how to build a more compassionate future. This special /ba.ca/ with New Naratif featured Jalla ‘Jelly’ Ismail, an art worker and co-founder of the trans/nonbinary/intersex art collective, Kolektif Kuda Laut.
Media freedom is an essential pillar of democracy to shape a transparent and informed society. On 29 August, we held a Democracy Classroom on “Engendering Media Freedom in Southeast Asia” to discuss the state of media freedom in Southeast Asia from a feminist lens.
New Naratif launched Agenda Warga in collaboration with The Conversation Indonesia. With 33 participants, the inaugural Democracy Classroom discussed what participants thought should be the most important issues in Indonesia and their hopes for the country in the run up to the 2024 general election.
In this Community Corner, we revisit our Protecting Childhood: The Struggle to End Child Immigration Detention event held in Malaysia. The event featured the work of Joshua Low, New Naratif’s Forced Migration Researcher and we had the privilege to hear from Dr, Hartini Zainudin, a children’s rights activist from Malaysia and Temme Lee, a refugee rights advocate.
In today’s Community Corner, let’s revisit /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s Lost Childhood: Children in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centres. In this session, we invited our community to engage in a discussion with Joshua Low, New Naratif’s Forced Migration Researcher, who elaborated on his two explainers on the child immigration detention centres in Malaysia.
New Naratif held another Democracy Classroom led by PJ Thum, historian and Managing Director of New Naratif. With 23 participants, this session of Democracy Classroom highlighted the issue of rising living costs in Singapore post-COVID-19.
In today’s Community Corner, let’s take a look at the inaugural event for our new online event format, New Naratif 101. In this edition, we covered the contours of human displacement in Malaysia in conjunction with World Refugee Day 2023.
In today’s Community Corner, let’s revisit /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s Fostering Queer Communities in Southeast Asia, a Pride month special featuring Asmara S. Wigati, a visual artist and anthropologist from Indonesia, and Shaleen Chrisanne, a queer-affirming clinical psychologist based in Malaysia.
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.
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.