In a post on Magdalene.co, EngageMedia research consultant Diani Citra writes about women’s uphill struggle for their voices and narratives to be included in the discussion of digital rights in Indonesia.
Episode 2 of the Podcast Disko! series by EngageMedia and KBR Prime discusses how social media facilitates discriminatory behaviour, particularly when it comes to sensitive topics such as religion. In conversation with Asfinawati, the episode discusses ways to prevent discrimination and what can be done to create a friendly online space.
A collaboration between EngageMedia and KBR Prime, Podcast Disko! is a series of podcast episodes in Bahasa Indonesia exploring digital rights and freedom of religion in Indonesia. Episode 1 features a conversation with a psychologist on the trauma caused by discrimination, bullying, and other forms of oppression in the digital space.
Tech Tales: ‘Moving’, ‘brave’ films uncovering interconnected digital rights issues in the Asia-Pacific
Members of Tech Tales’ advisory board, who worked together with EngageMedia and the filmmakers to ensure the films’ accuracy in depicting digital rights, say the collection highlighted human experiences of technology that needed to be told.
Five digital rights films from the Tech Tales collection were among the works screened for Myanmar audiences at an online film festival that aimed to raise awareness on the human rights situation in the country. As of writing, the two-day festival has garnered over 300,000 cumulative views online on the pages of local news organisations Toward Journal and Mizzima TV.
As a new digital authoritarianism has taken hold amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a great necessity to re-invigorate human rights and civil liberties. Addressing this will be EngageMedia’s key focus in 2022, through our various projects on digital rights, open and secure technology, and Video for Change.
Pretty Good Podcast caps off its second season with a special two-part series on freedom of religion and expression online in Indonesia. In Part 1, we speak to academic Leonard Epafras of the Indonesian Consortium of Religious Studies in Yogyakarta on the broader history of religion in the country and Indonesian youth’s experience of expressing their beliefs online.
EngageMedia, in partnership with CommonEdge, is calling for contributions to a series exploring how the response to COVID-19 has accelerated digital authoritarianism in the Asia-Pacific. The selected contributions will first be published on EngageMedia.org, and later in a digital compilation. Accepted contributors will be paid a USD 300 honorarium.
For our final playlist in 2021, EngageMedia curates a collection of short films that magnifies the daily struggles of individuals and communities during these challenging times, and reflects the wide-ranging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that are both apparent and invisible.