EngageMedia, in partnership with the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFENet), will hold a two-day digital rights forum in Jakarta, Indonesia to discuss key issues in the country’s digital rights landscape.
|Date||24-25 November 2022|
|Place||WU Hub Coworking Space Sabang
Jalan Haji Agus Salim No.53 Kebon Sirih
(near Biskuit Khong Guan store)
The event is part of the four digital rights country forums to be held throughout 2022, leading up to the three-day Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum to be held in January 2023 and the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Festival in May 2023.
The forum will be a space for human and digital rights advocates to discuss and collaborate on solutions to crucial digital rights issues, such as:
- Implementation of laws related to the digital space (PDP Law, ITE Law)
- Online gender-based violence (KBGO)
- Youth and social media activism
- Education on the use of digital technology
- Dis/misinformation and the role of political influencers/buzzers
- Unlawful digital search and seizure
- Internet censorship monitoring (iMAP) and information control
The forum will also feature a screening of the documentary Lara Beragama Di Mayantara (The Hurtful Religious Cyberspace), which scrutinises the religious-based discrimination faced by adherents of indigenous religions. The film was produced by EngageMedia in partnership with production house WatchDoc.
The forum is free and open to the public; however, the number of participants will be limited. The event will be conducted entirely in the Indonesian language.
Interested participants can sign up through the form at the bottom of this page. EngageMedia will contact confirmed attendees via email.
For more information, contact EngageMedia Digital Rights Program Assistant Debby Kristin through email.
Speakers, Facilitators and Moderators
The opening plenary will critically examine the forms of public participation in the digital space. The pandemic has increased mis- and disinformation and with it the role of political buzzers, who are supported by the political elite, and whose heightened role is closely related to Indonesia’s culture of secrecy and lack of meaningful political participation. This session will examine other reasons that enable buzzers and mis- and disinformation to flourish in Indonesia’s cyberspace.
On Day 2, the closing plenary session will focus on strengthening digital rights activism in Indonesia based on the issues raised during the event. This session aims to strengthen networks among civil society members and unlock potential collaborations to address the digital rights challenges in Indonesia.
Thursday, 24 November 2022 | 10:00-15:30 GMT+7
|10:30- 12:00||Opening plenary(Main hall)
Pradipa P. Rasidi (EngageMedia), Maharddhika (Perludem), Devina Heriyanto (Project Multatuli)
“Public Participation within the Digital Rights Landscape: Investigating the Intersection of Mis/disinformation, Culture of Secrecy, and the Appeal of Buzzers”
|12:00- 13:00||Lunch break|
|14:00- 15:00||Sesi I (Main hall)
Muhamad Sridipo (WatchDoc), Ari Kurnia JV (Kreasi Prasasti Perdamaian), Sofia Setyorini (Founder of East Cinema)
Lara Beragama di Mayantara (The Hurtful Religious Cyberspace)
Ellen Kusuma (SAFEnet), Lisa Elfena (University of Indonesia)
Education & Mitigation Strategies in Issues of Online Gender-Based Violence
Dhyta Caturani (PurpleCode)
The Intersection of Technology, Violence, Gender, and Religion
|15:00- 15:30||Closing day 1|
Friday, 25 November 2022 | 10:00-15:30 GMT+7
|10:30-11:30||Sesi IV (Main hall)
Damar Juniarto (SAFEnet)
Potential Violations of an Open and Safe Internet From Practices of Content Moderation and Regulations in Indonesia
Roundtable Discussion (iMAP)
Blandina Lintang (Hivos SEA), Angga Priancha (University of Indonesia), Cypri Jehan PD (Kyoto University), Widuri (ICT Watch)
Roundtable Discussion: Internet Censorship and Information Control
Teguh Aprianto (Ethical Hacker Indonesia, SAFEnet)
Tim Reaksi Cepat (TRACE) – Cyber Attack Trends in Indonesia
|Sesi VII (Main hall)
Khairil Zhafri (EngageMedia)
Monitoring Internet Censorship – An OONI Probe Demonstration
Charlie Albajili and M. Fadhil (LBH Jakarta)
Unlawful Digital Search and Seizure
Maharddhika (Perludem), Sherly Haristya (Independent Scholar)
Addressing Disinformation with Multi-Stakeholder Approach
|Closing plenary (Main hall)
Johan Nurul Imani (Bangsa Mahasiswa), Ellen Kusuma (SAFEnet)
Looking Forward, Delving Inward: Critical Reflection to Strengthen Digital Rights Activism in Indonesia
|Closing Day 2 and reminders for EngageMedia’s upcoming digital rights events in 2023|