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Video Blog: What is the problem with AI governance today?

In a video blog for EngageMedia’s research on artificial intelligence (AI) in Southeast Asia, IT for Change Deputy Director Nandini Chami answers two pressing questions on AI governance: What is the problem with AI governance today? And, how should developing countries address this issue when evolving AI strategies and roadmaps?

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Job Opportunity: Digital Rights Project Manager (Indonesia)

EngageMedia is seeking a Digital Rights Project Manager (Indonesia) who will work closely with the Digital Rights Program Manager to oversee EngageMedia’s Digital Rights initiatives in Indonesia. The position supports program planning, designs strategies and activities, coordinates staff and consultants, builds and strengthens networks and partnerships, contributes to fundraising, and directly implements projects.

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Job Opportunity: Digital Rights Research Consultant (Indonesia)

EngageMedia is seeking a research consultant to produce a snapshot of digital rights issues, actors, advocacy, and networks in Indonesia. The research will provide a better understanding of the digital rights situation in Indonesia, including the successes and limits of the work done so far. The research will inform EngageMedia’s Indonesia digital rights strategy over the coming years.

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[CLOSED] Job Opportunity: Digital Rights Coordinator

EngageMedia is seeking a Digital Rights Coordinator who will support the implementation of our digital rights initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region, working closely with the program team to support coordination and logistics, community management, communications and outreach, and monitoring and reporting.

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“Shooting COVID-19” screened online at Gawad Alternatibo 2.0

EngageMedia’s short documentary “Shooting COVID-19: Media Frontliners in Manila” has been chosen to be part of a special online screening at the 32nd Gawad Alternatibo film competition, a part of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival by the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP). The documentary is one of three films under the program, “Quarantimes Chronicles, Documentaries, and Film Essays”.

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Excerpt: ‘Disrupted Geographies’ in the time of COVID-19

In an essay for the Network of Centers, EngageMedia executive director Andrew Lowenthal expounds on COVID-19’s impact on shifting geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific, as well as the future of our organisation’s work as a regional space-maker for discussions on video for change, open technology, and digital rights.

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Pretty Good Podcast Episode 2: Cyber libel and press freedom in the Philippines

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 2: Cyber libel and press freedom in the Philippines

The second episode of Pretty Good Podcast delves deeper into the Philippine court cyber libel ruling against journalists Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr. of Rappler, a Philippine news organisation known to be critical of incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte. We ask John Nery, a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and co-founder of the Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation: What does this case mean for press freedom, and what are the wider implications of this ruling for freedom of expression online?

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Pretty Good Podcast Episode 1

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 1: Digital Rights and the Asia-Pacific

On the pilot episode of Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights, EngageMedia chats with the Association for Progressive Communications executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, on the past, present, and future of digital rights in Asia-Pacific region. The pilot also tackles how the COVID-19 pandemic relates to digital rights and the importance of building and staying in touch with our communities to further the digital rights movement in the region.

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Opposing the ABS-CBN shutdown

At 7:52 p.m. on May 5, 2020, Philippine broadcast network ABS-CBN went off the air after its congressional franchise to operate expired the day prior. This article gives context to what happened and provide you with ways you can campaign against the shutdown.

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