New Naratif empowers Southeast Asians by giving them the information and tools to be fully engaged and participatory citizens.

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Join us for our next Open Meeting, 7pm MYT/SGT on Tuesday 27 October 2020, at where we will discuss our latest Transparency Report and our new website! Sign up here.

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Reporting In! 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020

We believe in openness and transparency. As a matter of principle, we share how we’ve been doing, from the amount of content we’ve published to the state of our finances. Here's our report from the Oct 2019 - Mar 2020 (with accounts from Apr 2019 - Mar 2020).
  • New Naratif
journalism

Highlights

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The Serpent Seekers of North Java

Catching snakes for their skin used to be a lucrative business in North Java. Now, with imports of snakes increasingly banned abroad and the use of buffalo hide as a substitute, snake catchers in Indonesia may soon have to find other sources of income.
  • Iqbal Kusumadirezza
journalism
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Down and Out in Bandung’s Dollar City

In the 1960s, Bandung experienced a textile boom that brought prosperity and jobs to the area. In the present day, locals complain of endemic pollution and health problems linked to unscrupulous factories dumping their waste in the city’s waterways.
  • Adi Renaldi
  • Iqbal Kusumadirezza
journalism

Doth Indonesia Protest Too Much?

Aisyah Llewellyn talks to Damai Pakpahan and Dr. Ian Wilson about the recent protests, the historical background and impact of demonstrations in Indonesia, and what the future may bring with the upcoming regional elections.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
podcast

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Apahal Dengan Pengundi Muda Malaysia?

Pengundi muda memberi impak besar terhadap pilihanraya umum 2013 di Malaysia. Tetapi ramai yang mengatakan bahawa mereka akan merosakkan undi mereka dalam pilihanraya akan datang untuk membantah ketiadaan perubahan politik yang benar.
  • Jules Rahman Ong
journalism

Cuộc chiến Mạng xã hội ở Việt Nam

Các mạng xã hội như Facebook giúp người dùng mạng Việt Nam tiếp cận với những nguồn thông tin bên ngoài vòng kiểm soát của nhà nước. Liệu chính quyền đang thua cuộc, hay liệu sân chơi mạng xã hội sẽ thu nhỏ với người dùng mạng trong tương lai?
  • Michael Tatarski
  • Xuan Bach Nguyen
journalism

Perang Melawan Narkoba di Asia Tenggara

Perang berdarah Duterte melawan narkoba di Filipina mungkin telah mengangkap perhatian seluruh dunia, namun retorik di balik ini semua bukanlah hal baru di wilayah Asia Tenggara.
  • Nithin Coca
  • Dewi Fitzpatrick
journalism

Do Multi-level Marketing Schemes Help Women?

Companies like Oriflame promise Indonesian women financial success from the comfort of their own homes. But achieving that dream can prove more difficult than advertised.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
journalism

Perdagangan Batu Delima di Myanmar

Permata berharga bisa menjadi kesempatan untuk memperoleh kemakmuran, atau bisa membawa tragedi bagi para penambang, yang bekerja keras dalam keadaan yang kejam. Dapatkah industry perdagangan permata berputar ke praktis kerja yang lebih etis?
  • Joshua Carroll
  • Dewi Fitzpatrick
journalism

The War on Drugs in Southeast Asia

Duterte’s bloody war on drugs in the Philippines may have captured the world’s attention, but the rhetoric behind it is not new to the region.
  • Nithin Coca
journalism

Reporting on Buddhist Extremism

Min Min and his team are putting their lives at risk to explain what's happening in Rakhine state.
  • Joshua Carroll
  • The Splice Newsroom
journalism

Vietnam's Social Media Battle

Social media platforms like Facebook are giving people access to information and reports outside of the Vietnamese government's control. Are the authorities fighting a losing battle, or will social media users see their online spaces shrink?
  • Michael Tatarski
journalism

Myanmar's Ruby Trade

Precious gems could be an opportunity to earn one’s fortune, or bring tragedy to miners toiling in unforgiving circumstances. Can the industry pivot towards more ethical practices?
  • Joshua Carroll
journalism

Kelas Bahasa Tersembunyi Kamboja

Selama sekitar satu dasawarsa di Kamboja, belajar bahasa Inggris adalah perbuatan yang berisiko.
  • Janelle Retka
  • Dewi Fitzpatrick
journalism

Cambodia’s Showcase Island

Wealth, hope and heartbreak take shape on Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island, a cautionary tale for the city and the country.
  • Ben Paviour
  • Ben Sokhean
journalism

Singapore's "Paper Generals"

Singapore's recent woes with the MRT system have once again surfaced questions over the suitability of former military generals to decision-making roles in civilian life.
  • Tay Jing En
journalism