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On Media Freedom and Digital Security

Bonnibel Rambatan talks to Damar Juniarto, Executive Director of SAFEnet, about digital rights and digital security, the increasing judicial harassment of expression in the digital space in Southeast Asia, how various countries try to emulate China’s Great Firewall to conduct surveillance and censorship of its people, and how can the people of Southeast Asia fight…


A fortnightly discussion on Singapore politics and current affairs, featuring PJ Thum and guests, brought to you by New Naratif.

Sued by Singapore’s Prime Minister: Roy Ngerng’s Ridiculous Case

Blogger and researcher Roy Ngerng had his life destroyed by Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong’s defamation lawsuit. Seven years on, he talks to PJ Thum about the injustice of his case, politics in Singapore, his new life in Taiwan, and what Taiwan is like compared to Singapore.

The Power of Quasa

Producer and Presenter Thum Ping Tjin PJ Thum talks to Irie and Muhammad, two founders of Quasa, a peer support and community network for queer Muslims in Singapore. They talk about Quasa, what it does, why it’s needed, and what they want to achieve. They also discuss the lives of queer Muslims, what they want,…

Dr Chee Soon Juan’s “Orange & Teal”

PJ Thum talks to Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party, about his restaurant Orange & Teal, why he started it, how the first year has gone, and what he hopes to achieve. They also talk the changing perceptions and role of the SDP in Singapore politics.


A fortnightly podcast bringing you interviews and commentary from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia.

Resilience Against Digital Authoritarianism

Bonnibel Rambatan talks to Ika Ningtyas, Secretary General of Aliansi Jurnalis Independen Indonesia, about digital authoritarianism, how it limits ideas and suppresses the rights of individuals who try to speak openly, why it is important for any coalition of democratic allies to play both defensive and offensive roles and promoting resilience to authoritarian digital threats.

Legal Rights for Haiyan’s LGBTQ Survivors

Bonnibel Rambatan talks to Arturo “Arthur” Golong and Mavic Conde about Haiyan’s LGBTQ survivors who have been struggling for years seeking equality and are now pushing for legal protection regarding LGBTQ+ rights.

Development Through Distress

Bonnibel Rambatan talks to Teo S. Marasigan and Zelda Santos about the phenomenon of Overseas Filipino Workers and help desk for distressed OFWs run in secret by a handful of Filipinos from various professions.

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