Southeast and East Asia
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. The FNF regional team works with the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, the Working group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, and the ASEAN Prosperity Initiative, which is part of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
How China Defines Human Rights
The leadership in China is repeatedly accused of human rights violations, for example in connection with the camps for Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Beijing is fighting back - and has presented an action plan for human rights in the People's Republic for the next few years. The paper reveals much about China's motivation, justification, and narrative.
How can Innovation foster Democracy?
What strengthens democracy? What are new approaches, new challenges? Join our conference to hear experts discuss and share their best practices, and ask your questions! Because as liberals, we are not afraid of technology or trying new things.
Central Bank Digital Currency: A Crypto Vision for Vietnam
Although blockchain technology has been known in Vietnam for a number of years, CBDC is still a new concept for the state bank and the responsible authorities. There has to be a long-term vision for the country, state FNF country director Andreas Stoffers and Doan Thanh Huyen in Hanoi.
Get your running gears ready; the Freedom Journey ASIA Virtual Run is back!
FNF does not want you to lose this opportunity, esp. amidst all these travel restrictions in Southeast and East Asia. So, we bring you a virtual run, where you can meet new people and experience new places virtually! It’s easy. If you happen to attend FNF events in the region, you’re called “FNF alumni” and receive this exclusive opportunity to join the virtual run 2021.
FNF congratulates Maria Ressa on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is excited that Maria Ressa has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Dmitry Muratov. Ms. Ressa is founder and chief executive of “Rappler”, an online medium in the Philippines, which has been a partner of the Naumann-Foundation for years. Rappler and the Foundation cooperate regarding media literacy and media freedom.
Women Leading Protests – Female Voices For Democracy
Around the world, women are leading the fight for freedom and democracy. The documentary film "Women Leading Protests - Female Voices for Democracy" by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation looks at the stories of four women who have been involved in protests for democracy in various forms.
Young leaders master the art of cooperation
FNF Young Leaders programme, Finding Your Way in the Labour Market, came to an end on September 12 2021. 50 students chosen to participate in the programme said farewell to the programme on zoom and in their group chats.