As the vaccine rollout continues and we see the light at the end of the tunnel, what would be the immediate realities of our new norms? How has the pandemic accelerated change, or will some things remain the same? We answer these questions and more to help our audience understand and shape the new norms.
Senior Anchor, Astro Awani
Sharaad Kuttan is a journalist who has worked in print and broadcast, currently hosting two talkshows on Astro AWANI - Let’s Talk with Sharaad Kuttan and Consider This. He is a member of the Singapore branch of the International Association of Art Critics. In 2006 Sharaad was awarded the Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectual fellowship. Apart from Art and Culture, Sharaad is a regular commentator on local politics and contributed a chapter to “Elections and Democracy in Malaysia”, a scholarly study of the Malaysian electoral system.
Sharaad will be speaking on “Journalism In An Age Of Distraction”
R.AGE Editor & Executive Producer
Ian Yee is an award-winning investigative journalist and impact documentary producer. His work with R.AGE – covering issues such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, child sexual abuse, wildlife smuggling, and more – has earned nearly 40 major awards internationally, as well as two Peabody Award nominations. Aside from his work as a journalist, he is also co-founder of impact media social enterprise The Fourth, as well as an Obama Foundation Leader, Acumen Fellow, UNICEF national consultant, Human Rights Measurement Initiative ambassador, Gen-T honouree, and executive director of the international Environmental Reporting Collective.
Ian will be speaking on “How Investigative Journalism Can Save Democracy”