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Preeti Jha

Preeti Jha

Preeti Jha is an award-winning journalist who has reported previously on Southeast Asia for several outlets, including AFP and the BBC.

Preeti Jha is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting across Asia, including Southeast Asia, for the last several years. She was previously a Bangkok-based Southeast Asia correspondent for AFP, and an editor on the agency’s Asia-Pacific desk in Hong Kong. Earlier, she was a politics journalist for the BBC in London and a reporter for The Indian Express in New Delhi. She holds an MSc in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, where she focused on Southeast Asia. She can be followed on Twitter @PreetiJha.

Posts by Preeti Jha
October 11, 2019

The Young Activists Fighting Southeast Asia’s Climate Crisis

By Preeti Jha
From Yangon to Manila, young people are demanding their governments take immediate action on global warming.

October 02, 2019

Can Southeast Asia Ditch Coal?

By Preeti Jha
Rising anti-coal movements, shifting finances and the growth of renewable energy could help end the region’s reliance on coal.
September 18, 2019

Can Contested Carbon Offsets Save Southeast Asia’s Forests?

By Preeti Jha
A closer look at a key component of the region's fight against the climate crisis.

September 11, 2019

What's Next in the Battle for Southeast Asian History?

By Preeti Jha
Independent collectives in the subregion are building new platforms to give voice to alternative histories.

September 05, 2019

Two Wheels Good: Motorbike Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

By Preeti Jha
A recent heated debate is just the latest incident in the motorbike taxi scene in Southeast Asia.

August 28, 2019

Southeast Asia Must Confront its Illegal Tiger Problem

By Preeti Jha
A new report raises fresh concerns about the impact of tiger breeding centers on the illegal tiger trade.
August 21, 2019

Southeast Asia’s Hidden Female Genital Mutilation Challenge

By Preeti Jha
Activists have launched a new Asia-wide network to end the lesser-known practice of FGM in the region.

August 14, 2019

Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?

By Preeti Jha
A key government adviser has renewed calls for an end to race-based affirmative action that favors the Malay majority.

August 08, 2019

Beware Myanmar’s New Information War

By Preeti Jha
The government’s internet shutdown in the country’s restive west is a worrying move amid growing prosecutions of peaceful critics.

July 31, 2019

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics

By Preeti Jha
The scandal is also demonizing an already persecuted LGBT minority.

July 25, 2019

Is Southeast Asia Ready for a Future Dementia Epidemic?

By Preeti Jha
Governments need clear plans to tackle an expected surge in dementia cases as the region ages.
July 18, 2019

The Battle to Curb Swine Fever in Southeast Asia

By Preeti Jha
The subregion has not been exempt from the epidemic, and worries have been rising.

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