The Globe as you know it is changing.
Coming June 2019

  • More thought-provoking stories that inspire
  • Independent, free and member-supported
  • Vote for, pitch and commission stories
  • Member engagement with our journalists

To understand more about why you are so important to our member-supported initiative, we encourage you to read the following from our managing editor ~ Read more

The Globe as you know it is changing.

Since 2007, Southeast Asia Globe has been a space for some of the region’s best writers and photographers to take our readers behind the headlines into the stories that shape people’s lives. Every month, you could expect to pick up our latest print edition and find high-quality journalism, analysis and artwork waiting on every page. And since 2007, we’ve fought to uphold our promise of quality and independence to you, our readers.

But, like we said, the world is changing. Print publications just aren’t reaching the audiences they need to fulfil their promise of informing, educating and entertaining the public. Advertisers continue to invest in digital platforms while printing costs creep ever higher. Print may not be dead, but it’s fighting for its life. And we’re tired of waiting by a sickbed for its condition to improve. We want to be present at the birth of something new.

That’s why Southeast Asia Globe is relaunching as a member-driven platform featuring daily long-form features combining world-class journalism with enthralling art design and data-centered tech. Through our core pillars – Power, Money, Life and Earth – we are focusing in on the central issues that our readers have always engaged with most, with the same in-depth coverage of politics, business, social affairs and the environment that you’ve come to expect since 2007.

But leaving print behind us doesn’t just save our backs from lugging stacks of magazines across Southeast Asia. It opens up a global readership who don’t just want to read the news, but have a say in the stories that we tell and the way that we tell them. We’re not asking you to take out another magazine subscription – our stories are open to all. What we’re offering our members is a space where they can pitch and vote on the stories that they think deserve to be told. We want to inspire an engaged and active community of members who vote for, comment on and contribute to the stories that matter most to them. We want to work with our members to curate the way they engage with the news – not just as readers, but as an active extension of our editorial team.

That’s how we’re changing to bring you great stories. Here’s how we’re not.

We’re independent. Always have been, always will be. We’re not owned by any corporation or aligned with any state. We choose the stories that we tell, and the way that we tell them.

We’re creative. We’re not interested in churning out breaking news stories on the hour, every hour. We believe that the best stories are the ones that come alive on the page, digging deeper into the issues that shape Southeast Asia – and bringing you along for the ride. From our dedicated designers to our new software development team, our commitment is to constantly challenge ourselves to find new ways of reaching out to our readers.

We’re open. Challenging governments, NGOs and businesses to be transparent with the public means nothing if we keep our own readers in the dark. That’s why we will be completely open about why we tell the stories that we tell – and how we pay for them. Work with us to build something that endures where many media fail, and decide with us exactly where that money is going.

Above all, we’re optimistic. And yeah, we know what you’re thinking. Faced with impending climate collapse, the rise of right-wing authoritarian governments across the world, widening wealth and income inequality and deepening divisions rooted in race or gender or creed, it’s hard not to open the papers and feel the weight of the world pressing down. But we wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t believe that when people work together, they can make their little corner of the world a more just, open and equal place.

And that’s why we can’t do this without you. We believe that across the globe is a community of people who care deeply about social justice, environmental action and press freedom – and who will join in to help make those ideals a reality. We’re not just holding our hand out – we need your voice to play a vital role in building Southeast Asia Globe into a leading space for progressive causes in the region. Tell us what stories the mainstream media is missing. Share with us the causes that matter most to you, and how we can champion those causes not just across Southeast Asia, but the world.

Our vision is clear. By 2025, we want to be recognised for building a great space for outstanding journalists from across the region to explore new ways of telling Southeast Asia’s most vital stories. Let’s bring together a community of engaged and loyal members who want to help reshape the media rather than just read it. And we want to reach a point where our readers, not advertisers, are the ones working to support our shared vision of an inclusive media.

We can’t do this without you. Let’s get together and build something that we all believe in.

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Sponsored / Japan Tobacco International: discover your potential

Posted on: May 8, 2018 | Special Reports

JTI – Japan Tobacco International – is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies (JT), a leading international tobacco company, operating in 120 countries, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

We are the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, Camel (outside the US), Mevius, LD.

JTI employs 40,000 employees around the world. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fourth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe #1, Asia #1, North America #1, Africa #2 and Middle East #3. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energising culture and commitment to invest in people.

Operating in the Kingdom of Cambodia as of 2006, JTI is a growing organization. We employ 76 people in Cambodia and intend to recruit additional 20 employees by the end of 2018.

“Our investment in talented people is an essential business strategy. We have passion for our people and encourage them to grow professionally and personally. JTI Cambodia is more than just a career, it is a family,” said general manager Cormac O’Rourke. He added, “A family that respects one another, a family that embraces difference, and most importantly, a family that supports each other to achieve and grow.”

What our people say about their experiences:

Low Chung, Explore Management trainee
“Eight months ago, I joined the company as a management trainee in its Explore Program. I will be given a chance to work in three countries in Asia Pacific, before coming back to Cambodia for a permanent managerial role. This will be a very interesting part of the job and the main reason why I joined JTI. During my first assignment in Cambodia, I was working in the sales department. I will move to Myanmar and Malaysia next to get experience in trade marketing and brand marketing functions. It is indeed challenging, but with JTI, I am growing in confidence helping me to develop a can-do mindset. I am proud to be a part of JTI and plan to build a long-term career with the company.”

Phann Monita, brand manager
“In my career, I have always sought on opportunity to work outside of my home country to stretch myself to be the best I can be. Dreams do come true. After one year at JTI, I applied for a Short Term Assignment (STA) in Myanmar as a brand manager. My dream will not stop here. After a one-and-a-half year assignment, I am coming back to Cambodia to apply my knowledge in a new, challenging position. JTI constantly provide people with opportunities to gain new experiences, improve their skills and develop their careers.”