From: $5.00 / month

Our movement needs your support.

A movement is only as strong as its members. If you believe in a more democratic Southeast Asia, join New Naratif as a member today! 30% of our costs are funded by our members, but we want to be 100% member funded!

Membership starts at only US$1/week, billed annually. Keep New Naratif independent today by becoming a member!

Why Support New Naratif?

Our stories change lives. After we reported on the lack of funding for refugee education in Malaysia in January 2021, donations from New Naratif readers allowed at least 14 refugee children to continue their education.

We are under attack. Constant harassment by the Singapore government takes a financial and psychological toll on our team.

We are fighting to protect our independence. We are not-for-profit, ad-free and non-partisan. Each of our members helps ensure our editorial independence.

Our work is by Southeast Asians, for Southeast Asians. Everyone on our team is either from the region or has lived here for years. We do not do parachute journalism.

We resist imperialism. Where there is foreign capital there is foreign influence. Our stories highlight the many ongoing struggles to defend the sovereignty of the people of Southeast Asia.

We are a home for Southeast Asian artists. We pay visual artists a fair rate to illustrate our stories and create original comics to make our work more accessible. You won’t find this work anywhere else, and we need your support to keep it going.

 Our visuals are always on point. Our visual identity is carefully curated and beautifully presented by our one-person Art and Design Department. We know this gives the impression that we are well-funded, but it is purely a function of our team’s incredible talent and hard work.

Our freelance contributors deserve better rates. Our base rate for journalism is US$250 per article, but our contributors deserve more. As long as our memberships increase, so will our rates.

 We are a community and a movement. Our readers and members have a direct line to our team via Discord, and we host regular online events with members.

We are overworked and underpaid. You would be shocked by the number of hours our 13-person team puts into the journalism, research, comics, podcasts and events we produce across Southeast Asia. This work may not be profitable, but your membership can make it sustainable.

Annual Memberships

Annual memberships start at US$1/week, billed annually. All members have the same access privileges, regardless of your level of support. But choosing an annual membership at a higher tier gives access to our content to up to 10 more people.

Monthly Memberships

Choose your level of support. All monthly memberships have the same access privileges. Annual memberships are cheaper than monthly memberships and allow you to sponsor extra members.

Access to all content on the New Naratif website.

Access to regular members-only events, workshops, and classes.

Access to the New Naratif Members’ Channel on Discord. Exclusive access to Political Agenda livestreams


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Memberships support our three core activities:

We bring important information in accessible formats to the people of Southeast Asia. Our work is ad-free and non-partisan. We do not accept paid stories.

We connect people who want to make Southeast Asia a freer place to live. Members discuss the most important issues facing our communities in a safe, respectful space.

We research pathways to expand freedom and democracy in Southeast Asia.

CANCELLATION: Memberships automatically renew until cancelled. Email to cancel at least one day before the membership renewal date.

Additional information

Level of support

The Dedicated Member, The Friendly Neighbour, The Team Player, The Force Multiplier, US$ 5/month, US$9/month, US$ 29/month, US$ 49/month