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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.
- US$9/ month
All members have the same rights and privileges, regardless of level of support.
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.
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).
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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