A Pivotal Role Awaits Data Journalism in Southeast Asia

By Yan Naung Oak

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THE EARLY DAYS of the Covid-19 pandemic saw our daily habits changing drastically overnight. We learned not to leave our houses during lockdowns, do remote work over Zoom calls, feel constant anxiety about the health of our loved ones, and wake up to look at the latest Covid numbers first thing in the morning — on interactive maps with scary red circles across the globe or line charts showing cases rising day after day.For better or worse, the pandemic made...

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Yan Naung Oak

is the founder of Thibi, a Singapore based data and design consultancy. His work mainly involves helping journalists and civil society use data more effectively. He is originally from Myanmar and currently resides in Singapore.