SEAPA Journalism Fellowship

SEAPA Journalism Fellows 2018-19

Paige Occeñola is the digital communications head of the Manila-based Rappler; she also produces stories on disinformation and democracy.

Suwandi is a writer and editor at, an online portal based in Jambi, Indonesia.

Adi Renaldi is a staff writer at VICE Indonesia since 2016, where he focuses on terrorism, environment, socio-politics, and culture. Previously he worked as a senior writer at Jakarta-based news platform Concord Review.

Jake Soriano edits and writes stories for VERA Files Fact Check, the first verified signatory in Southeast Asia of the International Fact Checking Network, a global alliance of fact-checkers committed to advancing accountability journalism. He earned his master’s degree in public policy at the Australian National University in 2017.

Su Myat Mon joined Frontier in 2016 after working for The Irrawaddy as an intern. Her interests include travelling and writing.

Kyaw Ye Lynn is a Myanmar journalist based in Yangon. Prior to joining Frontier, he worked as a freelance journalist and fixer. He began his career at the Popular News weekly journal in 2011.

Mariejo Ramos is a Manila-based reporter with the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper. She has written about various topics on social justice, such as the drug war, children in conflict with the law, senior citizens, people with mental illnesses and mental health challenges, women farmers and prisoners, and the urban poor. A journalism graduate of the University of the Philippines in 2014, she is completing her masters’ degree in anthropology from the same university.

Khine Myat Kyi Thar Shwe (Ahmee) is a journalist at Network Media Group. In the past, she has gained work experiences while affiliated with BBC Radio Stories (2005), Radio Free Asia (2007), and Radio Program with BMP (2009). She is fluent in Burmese, Thai, Kachin, Lisu and English. She has interests in media, literature, criticism and publication.

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