Social media influencers are always tip-toeing an ethical minefield when it comes to sponsored content.
R.AGE journalists spent over six months posing as underage girls on popular chat apps, in hopes of unmasking online child sexual predators.
Using hidden cameras, we were able to film our meet-ups with many of these men. Even though our journalists kept repeating they were underage, the men still tried to coax them into having sex.
Watch the latest episodes of Predator In My Phone below, and join our campaign with Unicef for new laws in Malaysia to protect children from such sexual exploitation.
Many of them have been jokingly called “terrorists”, but Rio’s Muslim community is calling for peace ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics, which has already been threatened with terror attacks.
R.AGE decided to visit the city’s only mosque to see how the community celebrates Eid al-Fitr, and to hear their thoughts about terrorism.
Our young Malaysian blind footballers aren’t letting their circumstances stop them from aiming high.
The national team won the gold at the ASEAN Para Games last year, now they’re aiming for top spot in the Asian Blind Football Championship. After that, it’s onward to the World Cup of blind football – the World Blind Football Championship.
Their coach says this is the best team he has ever put together, and watching them run, tackle opponents, and sink in goal after goal, it’s not hard to see why.
Filmmaker Nadira Ilana is showing the world what Sabah is truly about.
She was selected for a residency with Big Stories, an Australian documentary project which tells the stories of small towns around Asia Pacific.
For Big Stories Malaysia, Nadira decided to exploreher Dusun roots by producing a documentary series with the people of Kampung Bongkud.
SHARON Tan knew her grandmother lived through World War II, but she never knew how horrifying some of her experiences were until she came across The Last Survivors .
Low, 93, remembers a neighbour who was gang-raped and killed.
“We thought she’d be left alone. They usually left you alone if you were married,” said Low.
Japan learned many painful lessons during the 2011 tsunami, and now they’re hoping to use those lessons to save lives around the world.
A group of young disaster education activists from different countries were brought on an education trip to Higashimatsushima, where over 1,000 people were killed and two thirds of the city was destroyed during the tsunami.
R.AGE reporter Shanjeev Reddy went along for the trip. Here’s what he found.
What the front row of a Hujan concert looks like in virtual reality. Stay tuned for more 360 videos.
We’ve been playing around with our favourite new toy – a 360 camera – throughout Urbanscapes, Malaysia’s biggest arts festival.
So subscribe to our YouTube channel, and get those VR headsets ready. We’re going for a ride…
Well, second best actually…
Our documentary project, The Curse Of Serawan, won a silver award at the 2016 Asian Media Awards!
We’ve won quite a few international awards over the years – the World Young Reader Prize, Asian Digital Media Awards, A+M Marketing Excellence Awards, etc. – but this one feels totally next level.
Our (relatively) tiny team was up against some of the biggest news publishers from across the continent, so to win silver was a real surprise and honour.
Here’s to many more great stories =)
Check out these cool short films by participants of Next New Wave, an filmmaking workshop that aims to provide local filmmakers a platform to learn from renowned filmmakers in the region.
A R.AGE original series following Malaysia’s top young lion dancers during the busy Chinese New Year season, which could open the door to their dreams of competitive lion dancing.
But being a top competitive lion dancer is not easy. One of the young dancers we feature in this series is a five-time world champion, and he trains a grueling six hours a day.
Kavadi porters are men who consider it a sacred duty to help pilgrims at Thaipusam carry their kavadis back after they’ve reached the temple.
R.AGE followed a group of kavadi porters during Thaipusam at Batu Caves, where the porters carry as many as five kavadis a day down the temple’s 272 steps.
The first episode in our brand new travel series, following our journalists as they go on assignment around the world.
In Ep. 1, Ian, Shanjeev and Elroi travel to Manila, Philippines for the Asian Media Awards, where R.AGE won a silver award for The Curse Of Serawan.
They might only have been there for two days, but they still came up with 5 things you could do in Manila if you’re there for a short trip.
R.AGE spent four days deep in the jungles of the Royal Belum State park to investigate claims of a mysterious illness among the orang asli.
According to the orang asli, the disease they call “serawan” is responsible for countless deaths, many of them children.
A child passed away on the first day we arrived at the village, and another man showed us his daughter’s death certificate, dated a few months earlier. Yet, the authorities knew nothing about it when we presented our findings.
We’re always on the lookout for talented young journalists. Doesn’t matter whether your medium’s writing, video, photography, graphics or social media – if you’re all about telling stories that make a difference, we want you.
Email us at email@example.com if you’re interested.
It pays to read the news…
Our news and current affairs pop quiz, with a different public figure in the hot seat every episode.
Think you’re pretty up-to-date with stuff in the news? Take the quiz with these guys as you watch the video, and let us know in the comments if you beat their scores!
A R.AGE Christmas music special
Urban poverty is a huge problem in Malaysia. In Selangor, an incredible 30% of people are living below the poverty line.
Urban poor families are surrounded by rapid urban growth, but they are also victims of it. They struggle just to put food on the table for their children, who often get sucked into the same cycle of poverty.
So for Christmas, R.AGE decided to pool some money, got a few friends from the music scene together, and set out to surprise a few families by making their very simple holiday wishes come true. We hope it made their Christmas, as it did ours.