Alberto Aleixo, Timor-Leste’s first blind radio broadcaster. Laura McDowell

Southeast Asia Dispatches — Episode 14

Author: Adam Bemma, Laura McDowell, Thum Ping Tjin, Michael Tatarski
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This week, Adam Bemma takes a look at the political parties running in Thailand’s general election (00:51), Laura McDowell profiles Timor-Leste’s first blind radio broadcaster (9:09), PJ Thum interviews Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch about Indonesia’s internet law (17:59), and Michael Tatarski reflects upon his experience covering the Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi (26:31).

Adam Bemma

Adam Bemma is a Canadian journalist, media trainer and media development advisor based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Laura McDowell

Laura McDowell is an Australian living in Timor-Leste. She works in radio production, media training and development communications.

Thum Ping Tjin

Thum Ping Tjin (“PJ”) is Managing Director of New Naratif and founding director of Project Southeast Asia, an interdisciplinary research centre on Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes Scholar, Commonwealth Scholar, Olympic athlete, and the only Singaporean to swim the English Channel, his work centres on Southeast Asian governance and politics. His most recent work is Living with Myths in Singapore (Ethos: 2017, co-edited with Loh Kah Seng and Jack Chia). He is creator of “The History of Singapore” podcast, available on iTunes. Reach him at pingtjin.thum@newnaratif.com.

Michael Tatarski

Michael Tatarski is a journalist based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He focuses on the environment, urban development and social issues. Find him on Twitter @miketatarski.

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