KiniAcademy, Malaysiakini’s very own School of Media Studies and School of Innovation.
kiniacademy aims to provide highly practical courses that are developed and delivered by practising professionals and experts; with participants solving real-world challenges from corporate partners
Danny Yong has over 25 years of corporate experience including an 8-year stint in the world’s no.1 luxury company LVMH. He has some 12 years of Asian experience with expatriation to Singapore and HK/Macau as well as regional roles covering North & South East Asia. In his career, he has stewarded more than 40 brands – among them 8 world no.1 brands – and was responsible for P&L up to HKD200million.
The interview covers:
• KiniAcademy intensive 11-weekend Muckraking: Developing Investigative Journalism Program – fully unfunded by Malaysian Reform Initiative (MARI) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
• CEO’s vision
• Collaboration with Thomson Reuters Foundation, who stand for free independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law.
Message to Purple Youth CSR:
Youths should get well informed by right sources, a balanced view.
Helping Youths get political literacy – with Mission GE15 for youth ages from 15-18.
Repackage the SPM (A-levels on parliament, constitution) content about in a more compelling an attractive way.
Double check and verify what you read in the news and internet, like the Chinese say there is no such thing as a big frog jumping around the sea!
Written: Robert Chaen
Published: 16th March 2020.
Danny Yong Talks about KiniAcademy, his Vision about Youth Political Literacy, Investigative Journalism, and Collaboration with Thomson Reuters