A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Typhoon Mangkhut does damage in the Philippines and heads towards Vietnam’s far north, a former Indonesian president threatens to sue a website, and Kim Kardashian turns out to be another beneficiary of fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low’s “generosity”.
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Singaporeans sign petitions for and against the repeal of a colonial-era anti-LGBT law, the Vietnamese government hopes to set up social media platforms to rival Facebook, and the rupiah plummets in Indonesia.
In this week’s episode, Kirsten Han visits a modernist building in danger of demolition in Singapore, Samantha Cheh talks to PJ Thum about anti-LGBT pseudo-science in Malaysia, and Febriana Firdaus examines the challenges faced by local journalists in West Papua. Hosted by PJ Thum.
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Arrests continue in Vietnam, an Australian filmmaker is jailed in Cambodia, and the Reuters reporters in Myanmar are still waiting for the verdict.
Between Jokowi and Ma’ruf Amin, and Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, human rights is likely to be left by the wayside in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election.
Under intense pressure to conform, members of Indonesia’s LGBTQ community are turning to religious exorcisms in the hope of finding a “cure”.
The stories to watch this week in Southeast Asia: another US citizen appears to have been detained in Vietnam, another massive earthquake strikes in Lombok, and read our LGBTQ stories instead of listening to Lawrence Khong!
Singapore’s annual LGBTQ pride rally, Pink Dot, celebrated its 10th year on 21 July. New Naratif plunged into the sea of pink to capture the sights and sounds.
Timor-Leste’s first Pride parade last year was heralded in international headlines as a major win for LGBTQ equality, but advocates and activists say there’s still a long way to go to shift mindsets.
On World Press Freedom Day, New Naratif’s contributors highlight the obstacles they’ve faced working in and reporting on Southeast Asia.