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Andrew Lowenthal

A Call for Action and Renewal: Reflections on 2021

As a new digital authoritarianism has taken hold amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a great necessity to re-invigorate human rights and civil liberties. Addressing this will be EngageMedia’s key focus in 2022, through our various projects on digital rights, open and secure technology, and Video for Change.

Upholding Human Rights and Privacy in the Digital Age

In the December 2020 issue of ASEANFocus, EngageMedia Co-Founder and Executive Director Andrew Lowenthal underlines the need for government policy change and civil society advocacy to protect digital privacy. The article, republished here in full, is one of ten articles that tackle digitalisation in Southeast Asia.

EngageMedia in 2020: A Year of Challenges – and Opportunities

2020 has been enormously challenging across the Asia-Pacific, including in most of the countries where EngageMedia works. We have, however, been very fortunate in many other respects, and our contributions to video for change, open and secure technology, and digital rights have been modest, but significant.

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Responding to COVID-19

This past week, we at EngageMedia have been busy ensuring the safety of our staff and affiliates in the countries we work: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Australia.

Launching Our New Blog

We look forward to having you on this journey with us, asking and answering some critical questions: Is using non-corporate social media a viable way to attract audiences and create impact? Can changemakers succeed without relying on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Let’s find out together.

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