The Foundation has had an office in Jakarta since 1969, the current Head of Country Office is Dr. Almut Besold. As a political foundation, we work collaboratively with our local and international partners to organize workshops, facilitate dialogue, and invite people from Asia and other regions to attend seminars in Germany. In Indonesia, the following are our fundamental pillars of work; human rights democracy, market economy, and climate change.
Apply for a Journalism Scholarship
We're looking for freelance journalists from Southeast or East Asia who have less than five years work-experience, solid journalism skills, treasure journalistic ethics and standards, are fluent in English, and share FNF ́s liberal values. Successful applicants will get training, receive EUR 2000, and become part of a region-wide media network. Apply before 15 May 2021.
Are you in your final year of study with an interest in liberal politics? Do you want to gain working experience in an international political foundation? Join us as an intern in our FNF Jakarta Office.
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.
A phenomenal song from a generation that speaks out
A song about breaking free from domestic violence, Born Free, earned the judges nod at the regional songwriting contest, Living Freedom. Composed by Aether, a group of young artists from Myanmar, Born Free was recognized for its authenticity – the relevance of the message given the rise of domestic abuse during the pandemic, and the heartfelt emotions expressed in the song.
Song contest gathers music artists in Southeast Asia on one stage
Music artists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand gathered on one virtual stage as mentors of the Living Freedom Songwriting Contest.
What does Living Freedom mean to you?
EUR 500 contribution to the production cost and a trip to Manila await the top artists in the country level. They will participate in the regional round with a chance to perform in Germany.
Why women empowerment is crucial in Southeast & East Asia
In many areas, women have shown that they can conquer obstacles and break stereotypes.