From 23 to 27 October 2017 in Indonesia, EngageMedia, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) along with key regional allies, hosted COCONET, a Southeast Asia Digital Rights camp.
With over 100 participants Southeast Asia and beyond, the camp was a great platform to share and exchange ideas, projects, skills and tools. Some of the goals also included looking at potential collaborations between participants post-event and building a regional movement for digital rights.
In this post, we would like to share video interviews featuring some of the interesting people who are working on digital rights and human rights issues in their respective countries. They speak about their work and their experiences as well as learnings at COCONET. The interviews were recorded by filmmakers who were participants themselves.
Cathy, vlogger and women's rights activist, Cambodia
Ilang-Ilang, filmmaker and journalist with Altermidya, The Philippines
Wai Phyo, Myanmar Center for Responsible Business, Myanmar
Chat, Association for Progressive Communications, The Philippines
Jeremy, LGBT rights advocate, Malaysia
Read more about COCONET here.