• Photo: Myanmar Pressphoto Agency

    Scenes from the popular uprising in Myanmar in February, from Yangon.

  • Photo: Myanmar Pressphoto Agency
  • Photo: Myanmar Pressphoto Agency
  • Photo: Myanmar Pressphoto Agency
  • Photo: Myanmar Pressphoto Agency

Anger in Myanmar, But Crisis Distant to Singaporeans

Singaporean businesses in Myanmar are the target of boycott calls among Myanmar’s post-coup protest movement, as the city-state is the largest foreign investor in the country.

In Myanmar, Music is the Voice of Protest

As in many protests through history, songs have been a big part of the anti-coup rallies in Myanmar. Check out our links to the protest songs too.

Plant-based Food Finds Its Way Into Post-pandemic Menu

IN NUMBERS: THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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Views and Points

Yes, What You Put On Your Plate Matters

“I don’t consume wildlife stuff, so how can eating meat relate to the pandemic?’ If you have asked this before, you will want to dig into this Q&A with ADB environmental specialist Francesco Riccardi.

สัมภาษณ์ แรงงานอพยพในอาเซียน: โควิด-19 ทำให้เราเหลือศูนย์

แรงงานอพยพถูกมองอย่างไม่เป็นมิตรอีกครั้งหลังเกิดวิกฤติโควิด-19 ซึ่งทำให้เกิดคำถามที่ว่า การรณรงค์นานหลายสิบปีให้คนเข้าใจชีวิตและบทบาทของผู้ใช้แรงงานกลุ่มนี้ ไม่ได้ช่วยอะไรเลยเหรอ?

Singapore, China and Thailand: Key investors in Myanmar in 2020

Myanmar’s list of “yearly approved amount of foreign investment” by country/region shows that one does not have to look too far away to spot the leading investors in 2020.

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. 

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Keep Quiet or Speak Up When Someone Sends Unverified Content? Tough.

The results of a Reporting ASEAN survey give interesting views into how Southeast Asians interact with news and misinformation, including amid COVID-19. Plus – a total of 99% said they had ‘average’ to ‘excellent’ skills  in judging the reliability of content.

Fact-checking, Vietnamese Style

Meet the Vietnam Anti-Fake News Center, the newest kid on the fact-checking block in Southeast Asia. It doesn’t work like fact-checkers work elsewhere, but the COVID-19 infodemic has created new spaces for such initiatives within the limits of the media scene.

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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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