Democratising Democracy in Southeast Asia

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Engendering Media: Series 4, Publication 4 – Reconciling activism and newsmaking in Thailand, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste.

Given the increasingly hostile climate for media workers in Southeast Asia, New Naratif’s Media Freedom Insights publications set out to better understand their lived experiences. This report focuses on the experiences of twelve newsmakers of marginalised genders and sexualities from Indonesia and the Philippines, aiming not just to understand how the state, violence, and capital…

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Democracy Unbound: Free Speech in Indonesia’s New Era

This episode was recorded in front of an online live audience as part of our Media Freedom Network Legal Briefing activity. In this episode with Fatia Muliyadiyanti and Haris Azhar we discuss their court victory following their criminalisation over a video discussing the involvement of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar…

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On the State of Digital Authoritarianism in Indonesia and its Contradictions

New Naratif’s Citizen’s Agenda Survey invited more than 1,400 people from all over Indonesia to voice their aspirations. “Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression” consistently ranked in the top five. What are the challenges and opportunities for Indonesians to fight for their digital rights, and why is this such a crucial issue?

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New Naratif is a movement democratising democracy in Southeast Asia. Our vision is to foster an inclusive Southeast Asia community where all peoples are fully engaging and participating in building democracy. We build capacity for this through our three-step process: engage, educate, and empower Southeast Asians.

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The Principles of Southeast Asia Democracy

Democracy means “the power of the people”, but do Southeast Asians feel they have the power? Do their governments genuinely represent them? Are their voices heard or taken into account? We have elections, therefore we are a democracy.” This isn’t sufficient proof that democracy exists. As the history of Southeast Asia shows, democracy is more than elections. The people need to play an active role in decision-making and be able to express their opinions.


Story Fellowship 2023: Mobility, Home, and Belonging Across East and Southeast Asia

We believe that real human stories play a crucial role in raising awareness, understanding, and sympathy towards migrant communities and stateless people alike. Those who are immobile or involuntarily mobile have been stripped of basic rights and privileges we often take for granted.

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Agenda Warga Indonesia

Di tengah percakapan dominan tentang elektabilitas politisi, manuver politik partai, dan siasat para kandidat jelang Pemilu 2024: bisakah urusan politik mikro—perkara kehidupan warga sehari-hari—mendapat cukup ruang dalam “pesta demokrasi”?

Agenda Warga adalah ruang menyuarakan keresahan dan kepedulian, sekaligus untuk memperkuat partisipasi politik kita sebagai warga negara.

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Sebagai sebuah hub untuk demokrasi, New Naratif berfokus pada penguatan komunitas. Kini kamu bisa bergabung sebagai anggota New Naratif dengan pembayaran Rupiah.

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Southeast Asia faces severe challenges to media freedom in the form of hostile regulatory, legal, and commercial environments.

Here at New Naratif, we believe that independent media is vital to building Southeast Asian democracy, and as part of the Media Freedom in Southeast Asia Project, the Media Freedom Network (MFN) is our response to these challenges.

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What Can We Expect from Prabowo-Gibran’s Regime in Alleviating Poverty and Precarity in Indonesia?

New Naratif’s Citizen’s Agenda Survey invited more than 1,400 people from all over Indonesia to voice their aspirations. “Poverty and Precarity” consistently ranked as the most important issue. What are the challenges for the upcoming Indonesian government in handling this issue, and what can we do to monitor their performance?

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