In this 10-part series, EngageMedia and CommonEdge have invited 10 changemakers to respond to the current “pandemic of control” in the Asia-Pacific, amid growing digital authoritarianism that has only accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted by EngageMedia, the online event on April 9 features Prof Nicole Curato and Dr Jonathan Ong as they share insights from their extensive research on online disinformation, trolls, influencers, and other digital threats to democracy.
The animated film ‘My Clouded Mind’, which was selected for the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, was born out of Indonesian filmmaker Annisa Adjam’s advocacy against sexual harassment in the digital era.
Thai filmmaker Vijitra Duangdee was inspired by Malay Muslims’ resistance to government surveillance in insurgency-hit Southern Thailand and how they became biosecurity rebels against the state.
In this episode, author, filmmaker, and activist Noor Huda Ismail discusses online radicalisation in Southeast Asia: how social media algorithms play a role, and what can be done to help targeted individuals reintegrate back into society.
In ‘Panulukan’ (Crossroads), Filipino filmmaker Richard Soriano Legaspi explores the concept of truth as mediated by technology, and how digital platforms abet the legitimisation of state violence and corruption.
Realising that there is much to learn from past efforts at creating independent online networks, Australian filmmaker Andrew Garton documents the history of pre-web social justice networks and what today’s internet can learn from such a system.
The Impact Campaign Builder, an update to the Video for Change Impact Toolkit, helps video practitioners identify opportunities for creating impact and setting realistic impact goals.
EngageMedia invites interested individuals fluent in Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, and Thai to support the localization of digital security guides and resources to help organisations identify and manage digital security threats in their work.