Democracy Classroom: Engendering Media Freedom in Southeast Asia Event Recap

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Media freedom is an essential pillar of democracy to shape a transparent and informed society. From our Media Freedom Voices (MFV) series, New Naratif has featured stories that highlight the pressing issue of media freedom across Southeast Asia, and 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.

This event featured a stellar line-up of three speakers: Widia Primastika, a freelance journalist in Jakarta, New Naratif’s Editorial Manager Bonnibel Rambatan, and also our Freedom of Expression Researcher Wailiang Tham. It was a small group of participants, but with many insightful and great points brought up in discussion, the evening proved to be a fruitful learning experience for those who attended.

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