When Science Meets Real-life Food Habits

Life doesn’t unfold in a petri dish, so our food habits need to be part of campaigns to take out harmful trans fats. Check out our data on cardiovascular health in Southeast Asia. (First of a two-part story set.)

Prescription: A Dose of Nutrition Literacy

Industrial trans fats are still allowed in majority of Southeast Asian countries, and the harm they cause are not quite common knowledge in the region. (Last part of a two-part story set.)



Views and Points

COVID-19: No Words Needed

This set of posters, contributed by Vientiane-based artist Khamhou Phanludeth, brings home the message that in times of chaos, it is human connection that makes all the difference.

Life in Self-Quarantine – A Snapshot

COVID-19 appears to have passed its peak in China, more than two months after it took over global headlines. But life remains far from normal in the Chinese capital Beijing.

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: The Numbers

Numbers are important, as well as context. Click here to view data visualisation charts around the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. A Reporting ASEAN collaboration with Yvonne Chua. 

COVID-19: Tracking Testing in Southeast Asia

The issue of COVID-19 testing seems to be on everyone’s radar. This set of charts tracks two types of statistics that tell a much more contextualised story – the total number of tests done as reported by the governments of 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well the number of tests in proportion to their population sizes. Updated every week. Data visualisation by Yvonne T Chua.


Southeast Asia: Six Tips for Unpacking COVID-19 Numbers

Tired of pandemic stats? COVID-19 is not leaving anytime soon, so here are six tips to help you find your way through the swirl of pandemic figures – and make more informed decisions in these uncertain times.

Download: Online Journalism and Storytelling: A Training and Learning Kit

The COVID-19 era has pressed the fast-forward button in the media’s shift to online journalism – and the digital mindset. This book offers trainers, news managers and journalists tools and tips for this new normal. By Reporting ASEAN founder Johanna Son for the Fojo Media Institute.



COVID-19 Disrupts the Philippines’ Migration Story

The Philippines, the world’s top exporter of labour, is seeing group after group of overseas workers return after losing their jobs in the wake of the economic shock dealt by the COVID-19 crisis. The country has never seen anything like this in its 50 years of experience in labour exports. How will the pandemic change migration? Johanna Son of Reporting ASEAN reports in this Q&A chat.

COVID-19: Tips for A Saner Digital Diet in Viral Times

Infodemic. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, online spaces in Southeast Asia have become a petri dish of deafening ‘noise’ and filth on steroids, into which fear-based behaviour sinks comfortably. But in the end, using online spaces involves personal responsibility, and cannot be passed on to Big Tech.

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