Erin Cook is a Jakarta-based journalist covering Asean and Southeast Asian politics. She curates the Dari Mulut ke Mulut newsletter, bringing together the top stories and best in analysis from the region every Friday. Follow Erin on Twitter.
How the Philippine media’s use of code switching stands apart in Asia.Confusing to the casual reader, newspapers use switch between languages within quotes to better capture the context and reflect local dialogue.
A project on Medium to chronicle Indonesia’s anti-communist purges is now a moving digital scrapbook.Hundreds of writers are volunteering their time to contribute to Ingat 65, a journalist-led project to ensure the 1960s massacres are never forgotten.
Stories about media in tiny Brunei don’t make the news. That’s why you should read about what The Scoop is trying to achieve.Staffers from the defunct Brunei Times, burned by censorship at the paper, say they’ve found a better way of reporting the news in the sultanate.
Saracen may have been shut down but Indonesia still needs a plan to take down other fake news generators.Like everywhere else, it needs better media credibility and digital literacy.
How the brutal rape and murder of a schoolgirl exposed shortcomings in Indonesia’s press.The local and international press seemed content to ignore the tragic case, until activists launched a sustained media campaign.
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