Kirsten Han


Kirsten Han is a Singaporean freelance journalist and Editor-in-Chief of New Naratif, a platform for Southeast Asian journalism, research, art and community-building. Her work often revolves around the themes of social justice, human rights, politics and democracy, with bylines in publications like The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Asia Times. In 2019, she was awarded a Human Rights Press Award for her commentaries on the issue of “fake news” and freedom of expression in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Kirsten is also a founding member of We Believe in Second Chances, a group advocating for the abolition of the death penalty in Singapore.

Sessions by Kirsten Han

  • 4 October 2019
    4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Gimme some truth – Journalism in an alternative-fact, post-truth world. Is the media the victim or the perpetrator? News organisations and journalists now grapple with #fakenews. With those last forwarded Whatsapp messages that carry “news” becoming increasingly believable by the masses, news organisations have to find new purpose in […]
  • 4 October 2019
    11:45 am 12:45 pm
Should journalism be objective? What are the ethical responsibilities when advocating for a cause through journalism? How can unrepresented communities use media for advocacy? This panel brings together practitioners from journalism, film and communications to discuss the issue of advocacy through media.   […]