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A fortnightly podcast bringing you reports, interviews and perspectives from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia. This week’s stories include educating child labourers in Myanmar with Victoria Milko, a new train line in Cambodia with Mark Tilly and Sineat Yon, and reporting on grief with Aisyah Llewellyn. Hosted by PJ Thum.

A fortnightly podcast bringing you reports, interviews and perspectives from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia. This week’s stories include educating child labourers in Myanmar with Victoria Milko, a new train line in Cambodia with Mark Tilly and Sineat Yon, and reporting on grief with Aisyah Llewellyn. Hosted by PJ Thum.
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A fortnightly podcast bringing you reports, interviews and perspectives from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia. This week’s stories include educating child labourers in Myanmar with Victoria Milko, a new train line in Cambodia with Mark Tilly and Sineat Yon, and reporting on grief with Aisyah Llewellyn. Hosted by PJ Thum.

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English


Episodes

Episode 9

12/10/2018
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This week, Teodosia Dos Reis and Laura McDowell attend the anniversary of Timor-Leste’s Santa Cruz Massacre (0:53), Teguh Harahap looks at the future of Kuda Lumping dance seances in Indonesia (12:00), Tehmina Kaoosji talks to MP for Batu Kawan Kasthuri Patto about ICERD and Malaysia (20:19), and Victoria Milko reflects on the lack of protection for women against violence in Myanmar (29:30).

Duration:00:35:54

Women in Journalism

11/26/2018
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Despite the large number of women going to journalism school every year, studies have shown that men continue to dominate the media industry and hold positions of power in the newsroom. At New Naratif, though, most of our editorial team is made up of women. Since there’s always been a lot of interest during our open meetings in how our editorial team works and how we find and commission stories, we recorded this special episode of Southeast Asia Dispatches to give everyone an insight into...

Duration:00:23:08

Episode 7

11/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:18

Episode 6

10/29/2018
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This week, Tehmina Kaoosji takes a look at the sustainability of the palm oil industry in Malaysia [00:48], Adam Bemma speaks to young Thai rappers pushing boundaries [07:00], Kirsten Han interviews a Singaporean performance artist upon his release from prison [14:34], and Stanley Widianto reflects on co-writing a piece about Indonesia’s notorious blasphemy law [23:51]. Hosted by PJ Thum. If you have an idea for a story, op-ed or interview, pitch us here! Feedback and suggestions welcome at...

Duration:00:29:58

Episode 5

9/30/2018
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This week, Adam Bemma speaks to the wife of a community worker disappeared in Laos six years ago [01:41], Mark Tilly talks to architects about the development and urbanisation of the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh [09:18], Calum Stuart interviews Edmund Bon on the likelihood of Malaysia legalising medical marijuana [16:01] and Aisyah Llewellyn looks at why it’s so difficult to sort out Indonesia’s violent football culture [24:58]. If you would like to help with the relief effort in...

Duration:00:31:44

Episode 4

9/16/2018
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This week, Adam Bemma speaks with a Syrian refugee stuck in the transit lounge of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport [00:51], Victoria Milko visits churches in Yangon trying to keep ethnic languages alive [07:32], Calum Stuart talks to Michael Tatarski about online freedom and the cybersecurity law in Vietnam [13:41] and Teguh Harahap reflects on his experience writing about LGBT “exorcisms” [24:58].

Duration:00:31:33

Episode 3

9/3/2018
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In this week’s episode, Kirsten Han visits a modernist building in danger of demolition in Singapore [00:48], Samantha Cheh talks to PJ Thum about anti-LGBT pseudo-science in Malaysia [10:25], and Febriana Firdaus examines the challenges faced by local journalists in Indonesia-ruled West Papua [21:35]. Hosted by PJ Thum.

Duration:00:28:41

Episode 2

8/19/2018
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This week’s episode includes a look at child marriage in Malaysia by Tehmina Kaoosji [00:48], an interview with Aisyah Llewellyn about her story on US-Indonesian relations during the Asian Financial Crisis [06:33], and a profile of Singapore’s “accidental activist” Roy Ngerng by Calum Stuart [17:39]. Hosted by PJ Thum.

Duration:00:34:17

Episode 1

8/8/2018
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A fortnightly podcast bringing you reports, interviews and commentary from New Naratif’s network around Southeast Asia. This week’s stories include educating child labourers in Myanmar with Victoria Milko, a new train line in Cambodia with Mark Tilly and Sineat Yon, and reporting on grief with Aisyah Llewellyn. Hosted by PJ Thum.

Duration:00:30:04