Vaccine passports: Ineffective for curbing COVID-19 transmissions, risky for digital security
In many Asia-Pacific countries, contact tracing apps are now doubling as vaccine passports, used by governments to enforce various restrictions on travel and entry to a wide variety of venues and establishments. But the widespread waning of vaccine protection against infection and transmission requires a debate on whether vaccine passports are effective as a pandemic management tool  – or merely a form of theatre that opens up a host of privacy, and security issues.

Podcast Disko Episode 2: How social media fuels religious discrimination 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.

Tech Tales films inspire youth at Myanmar human rights film festival

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.

A Call for Action and Renewal: Reflections on 2021

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.

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