Southeast Asia Dispatches is a fortnightly podcast bringing you reports, interviews and perspectives from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia.

This week, Victoria Milko talks to those fighting for freedom of expression in Myanmar [00:51], Adam Bemma hits the streets in Bangkok amid clean-up operations targeting street food vendors [07:18], Aisyah Llewellyn interviews Ian Morse about his experience covering the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi [15:21], and Kirsten Han argues that the mainstream media’s attitude hampers the push for press freedom in Singapore [26:00].

 

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Aisyah Llewellyn

Aisyah Llewellyn is a British freelance writer based in Medan, Indonesia. She is a former diplomat and writes primarily about Indonesian politics, culture, travel and food.
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Victoria Milko

Victoria Milko is a multimedia journalist based in Myanmar. She is currently an editor at Frontier Myanmar, with her work also found in The Washington Post, NPR, and others.
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Adam Bemma

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

Kirsten Han is a Singaporean journalist whose work often revolves around the themes of social justice, human rights, politics and democracy. Her bylines have appeared in publications like The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Asia Times and Waging Nonviolence. As an activist, Kirsten has advocated for an end to the death penalty in Singapore, and is a founding member of abolitionist group We Believe in Second Chances.

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