Asia Centre Podcasts

Episode 6: What are the current challenges that the media are facing in Malaysia?

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Andrew Ong is the editor at Malaysiakini, the most read news website in Malaysia. He works on legislation, policy and environment. In his spare time, he explores data and makes automation tools for his colleagues.

This podcast episode was recorded on 18 October 2022 as part of the “Media Freedom in Southeast Asia” series hosted by Asia Centre in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Southeast and East Asia.

 
 

Episode 5: What are the current challenges that the media are facing in Thailand?

Noppatjak Attanon is an Editor-in-Chief for workpointTODAY, a Thailand-based online news publisher with over 10 million followers. He is currently leading a team of more than 20 journalists, covering issues on politics, economics, business, world affairs and human rights. He has also worked with BBC Thai in London.

This podcast episode was recorded on 18 October 2022 as part of the “Media Freedom in Southeast Asia” series hosted by Asia Centre in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Southeast and East Asia.

 

Episode 4: Quality Journalism: What are the key challenges that the media are facing in Cambodia?

Sao Phal Niseiy is an Editor-in-Chief of Cambodianess and a Deputy Chief Editor at Thmey Thmey, Phnom Penh-based media. He primarily covers foreign affairs and climate-related issues.

This podcast episode was recorded on 7 October 2022 as part of the “Media Freedom in Southeast Asia” series hosted by Asia Centre in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Southeast and East Asia.

 
 
 

Episode 3: How has the shift in the media ecosystem affected media freedom in the Philippines?

Marites Vitug is an Author and Editor-at-large at Rappler with over 40 years of experience in journalism. She has published a number of books on justice and political affairs in the Philippines. Marites is currently working on her book project on former President Rodrigo Duterte’s 6 year administration and the Philippines-China relations.

This podcast episode was recorded on 29 September 2022 as part of the “Media Freedom in Southeast Asia” series hosted by Asia Centre in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Southeast and East Asia.

 

Episode 2: POFMA and FICA: How are these two laws impacting independent media outlets in Singapore?

Singapore’s parliament has passed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) and the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA). How are these two laws impacting independent media outlets in Singapore? Hear from an Independent Journalist and Social Activist, Kirsten Han.

Kirsten Han is an Independent Journalist and Social Activist. She is also a member of the Transformative Justice Collective and currently runs We, The Citizens, a newsletter which covers issues in Singapore from a rights-based perspective. Subscribe to We, The Citizens.

This podcast episode was recorded on 28 September 2022 as part of the “Media Freedom in Southeast Asia” series hosted by Asia Centre in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Southeast and East Asia.

Episode 1: Legal and non-legal measures: Are these approaches effective to tackle disinformation in Indonesia?

Indonesia’s media landscape is growing and is becoming chaotic with a wide range of actors involved. What are the key issues surrounding disinformation in Indonesia? What are legal and non-legal approaches taken by the Indonesian government to counter this uncontrollable information flow?

Hear from an Indonesian journalist with nearly 40 years of experience, Endy Bayuni, a former Chief Editor of The Jakarta Post and a co-founder and Executive Director of the International Association of Religion Journalists with nearly 4 decades of experience in reporting. In 2020, he became a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board.

This podcast episode was recorded on 26 September 2022 as part of the “Media Freedom in Southeast Asia” series hosted by Asia Centre in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Southeast and East Asia.