The Pandemic of Control: Digital Authoritarianism and COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific article series is now available in a digital compilation featuring all 10 pieces published between April and August 2022.
Produced by EngageMedia in partnership with CommonEdge, the collection features pieces by writers and researchers from Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Australia. Covering topics ranging from privacy and data security concerns surrounding contact tracing apps, to governments’ increasing use of surveillance and censorship to suppress criticism, the authors question the how and the why of their respective countries’ pandemic response and shed light on more rights-respecting paths moving forward.
The digital compilation is available in PDF and ePub formats.
The digital reader is also listed on the Books In Print database here.
A second collection of articles focusing on Southeast Asian countries will be released between October and December 2022. These six pieces will be added to a second edition of the Pandemic of Control digital reader. If you would like to contribute an article on COVID-19 and digital authoritarianism in Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore, send a pitch along with writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.