Enthusiasm and a sense of public duty, lack of safety, worries about income and professional work arrangements. All of these mix in how life has been since the February coup in Myanmar, a young local journalist recounts in this personal account.
A fun way of getting a serious message across is what the online game ‘ChoicesIMake’, developed by a Malaysian group on news and information, literacy, aims for. Ready?
Women are much less visible in photo and visual journalism and related work in Southeast Asia. Though things have been changing, the issue touches on perceptions of women and men’s roles, default newsroom habits and the female gaze.
Phụ nữ ít xuất hiện trong công việc ảnh/video báo chí và những chuyện liên quan ở Đông Nam Á. Dù tình hình đã và đang thay đổi, vấn đề này tiếp tục được bàn luận dưới quan điểm về vai trò của nam và nữ, những thói quen mặc định của tòa soạn và góc nhìn của phụ nữ.
This set of infographics describes how Southeast Asians’ digital lives are: how connected they are, how long they are online, theirs views on misinformation, their age profiles, and more.
Our charts look at the number of journalists, media staffers arrested since the 1 Feb coup, and the crackdown on news organisations. Data from the Detained Journalists Information group, plus other verified information. Data viz by Yvonne T Chua.
COVID-19 was bad news for many media outlets, but it pushed Lao Youth Radio to experiment. It’s now an online media outlet with infographics and visual stories, keen on hosting networking among young journalists. Reporting ASEAN talks to its founder and managing director, Bounheng Southichak.
Amid the brutal crackdown in Myanmar, a journalist tells Reporting ASEAN they will continue to record the story of the popular uprising. They asked outsiders to press for space for journalism and said that in a digital world, there is no longer ‘outside’ or ‘inside’ Myanmar: “We have professional journalists, technology and platforms.”
Eight months after it lost its franchise to operate in the Philippines’ polarised political setting, the country’s largest network is disproving the sceptics who say legacy media are too clumsy to pivot to digital.
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.
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.
ผู้สื่อข่าวเมียนมามักคุ้นเคยกับสภาพการทำงานที่ยากลำบาก แต่การรัฐประหารโดยกองทัพในเดือนกุมภาพันธ์นี้ ทำให้เกิดคำถามที่ว่า คนในวิชาชีพสื่อสารมวลชนจะยังทำอะไรได้บ้าง โดยที่ชาวเมียนมาได้ทำอาชีพนี้อย่างจริงจังแค่ 10 ปีหลังนี้เอง
Myanmar’s journalists are no strangers to working in hostile settings. But the February military coup throws up questions about what may be left of the profession of journalism, which has been around for just a decade in the Southeast Asian country.
အယ်လ်ကာလိုင်းပါတဲ့ အစားအစာတွေဟာ ကိုဗစ်-၁၉ ကနေ သင့်ကို ကာကွယ်ပေးပါတယ်ဆိုတဲ့ မဟုတ်မဟတ် ရေးထားတာကို မှတ်မိပါသလား။ အလျင်အမြန် ပျံ့နှံ့သွားခဲ့တဲ့ အဲဒီသတင်းကို အခု ဆောင်းပါးပါ ‘ခြေရာခံလိုက်ထား’ ပုံကိုကြည့်ရင် အချက်အလက်စစ်ဆေးရတဲ့ အလုပ်ဟာ အခက်အခဲတွေများပြားသလောက် တစ်ဖက်ကလည်း ဆက်လက်လုပ်ဆောင်နေရမယ်ဆိုတာ သိနိုင်ပါတယ်။
Remember the hoax claiming that alkaline foods can protect you from COVID-19? The ‘contact tracing’ of its viral trail, in this story, shows that as challenging as fact checking is, the work must continue.
Masih ingatkah dengan hoax yang mengklaim bahwa makanan beralkali dapat melindungi anda dari COVID-19? Di artikel ini, ‘penelusuran kontak’ atas jejaknya yang viral menunjukkan bahwa meskipun upaya cek fakta masih menghadapi banyak tantangan, upaya ini harus terus berlanjut.
A year after #COVID19 came to Southeast Asia, the infodemic around it is going strong in Myanmar – and adapting to new issues such as vaccines. Also in Burmese and Vietnamese.
Misinformation and disinformation around COVID-19 continue to thrive, but Malaysians also have more trust in traditional media compared in recent years.
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.
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.