Membership

Show your support

Join the movement for a better Southeast Asia

We believe in the people of Southeast Asia. We want to tell their stories. When the people of this region come together, we can create a better future.

Choose your own level of support: an annual membership starts at just US$52/year, or sign up for a monthly membership starting at US$5/month.

Annual Memberships:

  • US$52/year
  • US$102/year
  • US$302/year
  • US$552/year

Monthly Memberships:

  • US$5/month
  • US$9/ month
  • US$29/month
  • US$49/month

All members have the same rights and privileges, regardless of level of support.

Additional information

We are committed to an enduring relationship with our members

New Naratif is published by Observatory Southeast Asia, a private company limited by guarantee. It cannot be bought or sold. It is non-profit enterprise. All revenues are reinvested in our work. This keeps New Naratif from becoming hostage to short-term profit motives. Returns are dedicated to our mission—not the other way around.

How we spend your funds

New Naratif is based on trust. Transparency and accountability is a key component of our Manifesto. We are accountable only to you, our members, and no one else.

Have a look at our most recent financial statement.

To fund our stories

One article: US$450

The budget for each article goes to writers, photographers, artists, editors and translators, so we can uncover the issues you care about. We commit to paying people fairly and on time for their work. Our rates are listed on the Pitch Us page.

To support our operations

One month: US$8,900

We keep it lean: currently, just 4 part-time staff produce 15-20 articles, comics, podcasts, and videos every month. As we grow, we will increase staffing and output (see "Where we want to go", to the right).

Where we want to go

It’s not based on time! Our key metric is the number of members.

Minimum: 2,200 members

This number of members will sustain a minimum viable product. 2 feature articles and 1 other article (research, comic, podcast or video) every week.

Target: 7,200 members

We aim to publish 5 feature articles and 2 other articles (research, comic, podcast, video) every week.
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