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  • Niki
    Cheong


About Me

Niki Cheong is a writer, lecturer and speaker on journalism and digital culture based in Malaysia. He currently pens fortnightly column The Bangsar Boy and lectures in the areas of creative industry, news writing and digital media.

Niki is also expanding on his storytelling projects, 50x50 My Malaysia and LimaPuluhTujuh, aimed at bringing Malaysians together. He is also passionate about the impact of digital culture on society, and has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, MTV Asia, among others.

Click here for Niki’s full profile or check out some of his milestones below.

Social Projects

Projects with RandomAlphabets include Tali Tenang, UNICEF Get on Board and #SayaMahuPicnic


Youth development and life skill projects with refugee and underprivileged children as well as youths in prison


#Fast4Malaysia with Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Rev Sivin Kit and Projek Dialog


Country lead for Twestival KL, which has raised almost RM100,000 to date

Commentary

Appearing on the BBC, Astro Awani, NTV7 and BFM discussing digital culture and social media issues, including Internet rights concerns


Addressed social issues in Malaysia through columns such as The Star’s The Bangsar Boy and Esquire magazine’s One Thousand Words About Our Culture

Journalism

Former editor of The Star’s youth platform R.AGE, which has won among others an Asian Digital Media Award and Wan-Ifra World Young Readers Prize – Editorial


Facilitated The Star’s young journalist programme BRATS, equipping 16- to 19-year-old teenagers with journalism skills


Published in numerous magazines including Esquire, August Man, NewMan, Going Places and TECH

Academia

Lecturing (full semester and guest lectures) at undergraduate and Master’s level in journalism, digital culture, marketing and digital media


British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Chevening Scholarship alumni


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Temasek Foundations’ Asia Journalism Fellowship alumni

 

“Are we wrong in wanting a better Malaysia, even if it differs from what some of us think it should be?”

Highlights

Writings

  • The Bangsar Boy

    The Bangsar Boy


    Fortnightly column in The Star, taking on topics of local interest and social issues. First article published in 2005.
  • ReWired

    ReWired


    ReWired was a column which ran from 2012 to 2013, tackling issues on digital culture's impact on society.
  • The Star

    The Star


    A collection of my past articles published in The Star, excluding those written for columns featured.
  • Esquire

    Esquire


    Some writings from the One Thousand Words About Our Culture section.
  • What The Tweet

    What The Tweet


    What The Tweet was a column focusing on social media for youth platform R.AGE which ran for several years.
  • Going Places

    Going Places


    A collection of my articles from Going Places, the in-flight magazine for Malaysia Airlines.
  • Olympic City

    Olympic City


    Capturing the vibe of London in the weeks heading into the Olympic Games period in 2012.
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities


    In 2012/13, co-authored this column with others focussing on the different cities we were living in.

“My Malaysian story is all your stories put together.”

#My57 #50x50My

Contact

Get in touch – brickbats, bouquets and bookings – via the social network sites linked or fill in the form below.

I just watched Arus Gangsa and was so blown away, I had to rave about it on my blog. http://t.co/4fZZJvthWX
The surprising benefits of doing nothing http://t.co/u4kitf9t1x
Celebrating @elainedaly's last few nights as a Single Lady! He put a ring on it! Xx http://t.co/gYE4P1fDlG
Amazing article! We can't do without long form journalism just yet! :) - The Secret Life of Passwords http://t.co/5R30cWdsT4

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