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Pretty Good Podcast Live at DRAPAC23 is a special episode series of Pretty Good Podcast, recorded live at the Digital Rights Asia Pacific Assembly in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last May 22 to 26, 2023.

Together with hundreds of changemakers from a broad range of sectors who have come together to build knowledge, collaboration, and momentum on Digital Rights and the Asia-Pacific, this series features a number of DRAPAC23 participants working across pressing digital rights issues in the region.

In this episode of PGP Live at DRAPAC23, Jonnah Morado, legal officer and project coordinator at the Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services or IDEALS, Inc., sheds light on their work providing legal assistance to human rights CSOs and digital rights advocates in the Philippines. Navigating the intersection of digital rights and legal aid, Jonnah discusses their commitment to offering access to justice, including legal advice, fact-checking, and addressing online attacks. She delves into the ‘Tisya Hustisya‘ initiative, an access to justice platform born during the 2020 lockdown, earning IDEALS, Inc. recognition as finalists in the Justice Category of World Justice Challenge 2022 at The Hague.

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About IDEALS, Inc.: A Philippine non-profit, non-stock service institution focused on legal advocacy. IDEALS, Inc. addresses the legal and technical needs of the marginalized, disempowered, and vulnerable groups, particularly farmers, persons and communities affected by disasters, and victims of human rights violations.

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  • Born in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jonnah shares about their platform, Tisya Hustisya (Tisya Justice), a Human Rights chatbot and initiative offering free legal consultations to Filipinos, especially those with limited access to legal services. Evolving beyond its initial scope, it has become a community-driven platform with three focused communities—labor law, women’s rights, and arrest, bail, and bill of rights—providing support, information, and engagement for its users.
  • Since its establishment in 2005, IDEALS has implemented numerous projects addressing the evolving needs of marginalized sectors on Economic Rights, Human Rights, Rights in Crisis and Emergencies, Development Consultancies, Peacebuilding and Communication for Development, and Ground Zero Productions.
  • To learn more about IDEALS, Inc.’s work, check out their website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.