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DRAPAC Series: Censorship and surveillance in Tibet

Join the conversation on December 11, 3PM Bangkok time, UTC+7.

Civil liberties in Tibet have been severely restricted, and the exile community has sought to raise awareness of the plight of Tibetans and the impact of censorship and surveillance. This session with Lobsang Gyatso Sither, Tibet Action Institute Director of Technology, will discuss internet freedom in Tibet and the lessons and opportunities for movement building within and in the wider Asian region. Thanks!

Goethe-Institut Indonesia presents "Digital Rights Cinema" on February 24, which will feature the screening of eight short films addressing digital rights issues from the Tech Tales Youth film collection produced by EngageMedia.
EngageMedia is publishing English translations of the Myanmar Digital Coup Quarterly by the Myanmar Internet Project. Internet shutdowns and arrests stifling freedom of expression were among the digital rights violations during this period.
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Timor-Leste’s youth have an important role in the digital era, especially on social media, as digital rights advocates for all generations. One advocate for digital literacy educations calls on their fellow youth to play their part.
In Myanmar, checkpoints are physical symbols of authoritarianism, subjecting Burmese civilians to gadget searches and interrogations around online and on the ground acts of resistance. A young contributor shares their and their peers' experiences.
In Thailand, the online slang "ค." (F.) is being used to criticize the government and circumvent censorship. To evade legal repercussions, Thai netizens have turned to unique linguistic alternatives to freely expressing themselves on the internet.
Indonesia's new Criminal Code is counterproductive to the development ushered in by the internet. Instead of guaranteeing freedoms online, controversial clauses will make the digital sphere unsafe for expressing criticisms towards the government.
Tanka Aryal, President of Digital Rights Nepal, shares insights into the organisation's work to address emerging digital rights issues in the country, such as digital security and the intersection of technology and law.

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