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, the Asia Centre, 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.
Next Normal Innovators: Meet your Speakers
We are hosting the first ever Entrepreneurship Event entitled: Next Normal Innovators: Navigate Emerging Landscapes in Entrepreneurship. This will be held s a 2-day event to discuss emerging trends and will help pitch participants' ideas and guide you in your next steps into the world as aspiring entrepreneurs!
Fake Accounts, Bots, and Trolls: How Social Media influences Philippine’s Future
Social Media is being used as a tool to change the way Filipinos are receiving their primary source of news and information, and this is shaping up to have a momentous effect upon the upcoming general elections on the 3rd of May 2022. FNF Southeast and East Asia and Asia Centre presented the “World Press Freedom Day Roundtable Discussions” to highlights the importance of Press Freedom using the 2022 Philippines Presidential Election as a case example.
Statistics and Findings 2021
Over the years, Telenisa has received hundreds of cases from the public on issues relating to Islamic Family Law and Syariah Criminal Offences Law. The Telenisa Statistics and Findings aims to provide insight and information based on each year’s cases and trends
Smart Mobility is the "Mobility of all, by all, and for all”
A thriving city is a city that moves. There is no question there, but an underlying question arises: is there a way to achieve sustainable growth, to protect the environment, whilst still providing a safe and efficient mode of transport for all? Building upon the Smart City Project that spanned from 2019-2021, our regional partner, Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), embarks on a new project which focuses on smart mobility.
Innovation for Democracy Café – Conversations on How Technology Can Be a Force for Democracy
20th of April marked the launch of the first Innovation for Democracy Café with Ya-wei Chou being joined by two guests; Ms. Adriana Groh, Project Lead of The New Hanse, and Ms. Hung-wen Tseng, Green Citizens' Action Alliance (GCAA) Deputy Secretary-General. The online webinar discussed “How Can Open Data and Civic Tech Facilitate Initiatives of Civil Society”
The Making of China’s Future Internet
As U.S.-China technology competition heats up and China increasingly cracks down on its own digital sectors, there has been growing efforts to understand the seemingly unending array of announcements of new digital legislations and regulations. Charles Mok analyzes for FNF's Global Innovation Hub how China plans to dominate Digital Economy by Xi Jinping Thought, and what China plans for the future of the internet.
How China lost Central and Eastern Europe
The attention of Central and Eastern Europe is currently focused on the Russian attack on Ukraine. Suddenly, China appears as a distant power. But countries in Central and Eastern Europe have not forgotten China. The People's Republic's recent decision to support Russia's demands to reshape the European security architecture adds to growing concerns in the region about China's intentions.