New Naratif is Fundraising!

New Naratif is a 100% ad-free, member funded, non-profit movement for Southeast Asian democracy. Membership fees fund high quality, independent journalism and create positive change in our communities. This year, we need to raise US$226,336 to continue our operations. Please consider becoming a member or donating today!

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New Naratif needs your support to survive. To be able to continue operating this year, we need to raise a total of US$226,336—that’s 4,353 new members. Please join our movement to create a freer, more democratic Southeast Asia.

In conjunction with our membership drive, we have some fun events planned for you to meet the community and the New Naratif team!

PJ Thum will be hosting a trivia night on Friday, 21 May at 8 p.m. GMT+8.

Join us for a trivia night with PJ Thum as the host on Friday, 21 May, at 8 p.m. GMT+8. Grab your friends and test your knowledge on all things Southeast Asia! Winners will get exclusive New Naratif merchandise!

Virtual screening of Bila Kami Bersatu for documentary night and a Q&A with co-director Minxi Chua and M. Sarasvathy, Executive Secretary of the National Union of Workers in Hospital Support and Allied Services.

For the documentary night, we’ll be screening Bila Kami Bersatu (When We Are One), a powerful documentary short about a hospital cleaners’ union in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

We’ll host a Q&A about the movie with co-director Minxi Chua, who is also New Naratif’s Operations Manager, and M. Sarasvathy, Executive Secretary of the National Union of Workers in Hospital Support and Allied Services. Minxi and M. Sarasvathy will also talk about the film’s continuing impact. Get your snacks ready and join us on Friday, 28 May, at 8 p.m. GMT+8.

Existing members can attend this event for free! Join New Naratif as a member today.

If you are not a member, you can donate a minimum of US$1 and get a one-week membership and access to New Naratif’s content. You can also donate US$5 and get access to this event and membership for a month. Please provide proof of your donation as part of your registration. Please use Virtual Festival as your reference. Our donation options can be found here.

Sign up for the virtual festival here.

Yi Peng Yap

Yap Yi Peng is a freelance writer, researcher, and trend forecaster, specializing in digital media and marketing. She is New Naratif’s Social Media Manager. During her time at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she worked closely with the institute’s Writing Studio as a peer tutor to produce a guide on inclusive language that covered alternatives and methods to combat oppressive and harmful language. She is also working towards creating an interactive workshop on the aforementioned topic to educate the importance of communication by recalibrating our subconscious assumptions. Reach her at yipeng.yap@newnaratif.com.

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