As summer kicks in across Southeast Asia, its political temperatures have been rising too, whether in Myanmar, Thailand or the Philippines.
In this issue, our Myanmar articles look into how Asean needs to find a way to use diplomacy to save lives, and how Singaporeans find that country’s crisis quite distant although Singaporean products are the target of an ongoing boycott.
We tell you too about what our survey in our #fighttheinfodemic series shows: Southeast Asians rate themselves highly in judging the reliability of news, but differ on how to handle unverified content, including around COVID-19. Our data visualizations allow us to step back and take a one-year perspective at how Southeast Asia responded to the pandemic through various stringency measures.
We have a feature that looks at how plant-based or plant-rich foods are picking up in the region and shows you how yes, what you food on your plate does matter for our sick planet.
Our Q&A in the #mediaonmedia set checks in on the Philippines’ largest broadcaster ABS-CBN, eight months after it lost its operating franchise in the country’s polarized political environment.
Coming soon: A look at Myanmar’s embattled media, along with an interview with a journalist’s group in that country, plus a chat with Lao Youth Radio.
Editor/Founder - Reporting ASEAN