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, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. 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.
Young leaders mastered 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. However, each group left memories of having fun, working together under different time zones and learning about different labour markets from experts and their peers.
Press Freedom: Indonesia government fears on critics and murals
Freedom of press and expressions in Indonesia are under threat as the government under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo takes harsh actions against critics. Violence against journalists is increasing as his popularity continues to decrease.
Fresh out of school. What’s next?
Future careers. Exchange of Ideas. Networking. Connecting with international experts and organisations. Aspiring young leaders (aged 16-19) from Southeast and East Asia have a rare opportunity to expand their knowledge, career prospects and network in an international setting.
When human rights takes over comic strip: a fight for human rights in cartoonists perspective
“How can I be neutral, even my pen has a stand,” a quote from a famous Malaysian political cartoonist, Zunar has shared his view on how important it is to speak up about the injustice in the country.
Cartoonists tell the stories of human rights issues in Southeast Asia
Cartoonists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand display their artworks to reflect human rights issues in their home countries at Human Rights in ASEAN – The Cartoonists Perspective Exhibition.
Hanoi and Cape Town are not far away
Meeting virtually has become the new normal for people and organisations on earth. Face-to-face discussions became screen-to-screen. FNF Vietnam sees this as an opportunity for the foundation to grow as a global family.
A Million Dreams
We shifted gears to adapt to new working conditions – holding webinars as a space for dialogue, and creating a community of online advocates. Our activities are our attempt to contribute to the realization of every dream. In 2021, as we try to start anew, we’ll double down on hope and action. For freedom.