According to Deep Instinct’s Cyber Threat Landscape Report, malware increased 358% overall in 2020. In South and Southeast Asia, ransomware has become one of the most pervasive malware threats in the region.
To counter online hate speech, community members are using creative mediums to promote diverse perspectives and rights-respecting discourse on the very platforms where hate speech is rampant.
Amid the rise in hate speech related to religion, civil society organisations in Indonesia are using creative online tactics to promote rights discourses. But to be more effective, an approach recognising the authority of religious figures is needed.
Imam Ardhianto, lecturer and chair of the University of Indonesia’s Media, Culture, and Research Center for Anthropological Studies, discusses religious social media movements in Indonesia and the impact on the country’s socio-political landscape.
Published between April and August 2022, the 10 articles from Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Australia examine the how and the why of each country’s pandemic response, and shed light on more rights-respecting paths.
EngageMedia is publishing English translations of the Myanmar Digital Coup Quarterly by the Myanmar Internet Project. This post highlights the internet shutdowns, arrests, and other digital oppression incidents documented between May to July 2022.
FreedomFilmFest 2022 is returning to the big screen with a lineup of deep, difficult, and daring films produced just before and during the pandemic. Cinemata will be hosting the screenings of the films during the weeklong event in Malaysia.
EngageMedia’s next Executive Director Phet Sayo shares his thoughts on the organisation’s future, mission, and his strengthened commitment to further EngageMedia’s work and reach in the Asia-Pacific.
As he transitions from his role as Executive Director, EngageMedia co-founder and board member Andrew Lowenthal shares his thoughts on how the internet has radically changed since 2005, and why the organisation’s mission is more relevant than ever.