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The Substation and the Control of the Arts in Singapore

T. Sasitharan, former Artistic Director of The Substation (1996-2000) talks about its controversial eviction and impending closure, and broader problems with how the arts are controlled, funded, and censored in Singapore (to the country's impoverishment).
  • Thum Ping Tjin
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“Don’t Go to Work”: Fundraising for Myanmar’s Revolution

Anti-coup labour strikes have set off a war of attrition in Myanmar. Will the junta succumb to economic deprivation before the Civil Disobedience Movement crumbles under military violence? Ad hoc fundraisers are fuelling the pro-democracy movement.
  • Jacob Goldberg
journalism

The Tudung Debate: A Muslim Woman's Perspective

Nur Friday talks to PJ and Sean about the ongoing controversy over Muslim women in frontline public sector roles not being allowed to wear the tudung, and in particular about the lack of female Muslim representation in policy making.
  • Thum Ping Tjin
podcast

How Singaporeans Can Help the People of Myanmar

Singapore holds considerable economic leverage over Myanmar’s generals. Vanessa Chong of Fortify Rights says Singapore must block the Myanmar military’s access to funds that finance their crimes, and Singaporeans must support the Civil Disobedience Movement.
  • Vanessa Chong
journalism

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Learning Media Literacy in Singapore

Media literacy has emerged as one of the ways with which Singapore can tackle "fake news". But how are Singaporeans' taught media literacy, and how does the country's political context and top-down education model make an impact?
  • Kirsten Han
journalism

Benarkah Skema Pemasaran Multi-level Berpihak Pada Wanita?

Perusahaan seperti Oriflame menjanjikan penghasilan yang besar kepada para wanita di Indonesia dari rumah mereka sendiri. Namun untuk mencapai mimpi itu ternyata tidak semudah seperti yang sering mereka lihat dalam iklan video ataupun brosur Oriflame.
  • Aisyah Llewellyn
  • Teguh Harahap
journalism

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