EngageMedia sits down with Mong Palatino, Southeast Asia and Oceania editor of the community media website Global Voices, to talk about the threats to freedom of expression on the internet. Most importantly, we ask Mong: Is the internet still a safe space for us to freely express ourselves?
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To commemorate International Seed Day, Cinemata, Freedom Film Network, and the Malaysian Food Security and Sovereignty Forum have curated a video playlist of six films on seed saving and its connection to the farmers’ struggles in Southeast Asia. The full playlist will be available for viewing from April 23 to 26, 2021. After this date, only select films will remain on Cinemata.
EngageMedia asks six Thai women from diverse backgrounds about how to deal with digital rights violations and, more importantly, how we can all contribute to make the Thai internet a better, freer, and more secure place. The article was originally published in Thai in The 101 World. We republish here select translations of the interviews.
Online gender-based violence (OGBV) is one of many attacks on our digital rights that have only worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with International Women’s Month, EngageMedia on 11 March 2021 held a webinar dissecting the connection between OGBV and digital rights in the Indonesian context.
What concrete actions can the international community do to support Myanmar’s fight for democracy? EngageMedia talks to prominent pro-democracy activist Thinzar Shunlei Yi on how exactly the military is using technology against protesters, and what kinds of support Myanmar civil society needs to continue their fight for democracy.
The Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab is back for its second edition (and an extended deadline)! EngageMedia is once again calling on Asia-Pacific filmmakers documenting environmental issues to apply to the Environmental Impact Lab, which seeks to strengthen the capacity of filmmakers to create impact with their work.
OPTF has published a new report identifying the key digital threats that human rights defenders (HRDs) from Africa, MENA, South Asia, and Southeast Asia are facing today. EngageMedia is among the key collaborators in this research, connecting OPTF with activists and civil society organisations in the Asia-Pacific.
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred on existing debates and developments on users’ privacy, government surveillance, and data monetisation. But what do all these mean for the Asia-Pacific? EngageMedia chats with Mishi Choudhary, founder of SFLC.in, on how recent events are affecting the region, and how we can boost our voices and influence the tech space.
The three-month Environmental Impact Lab with our five Asia-Pacific film initiatives and three impact producers has approached the halfway mark! Together with guest mentors and members of the EngageMedia team, the Impact Lab participants continue to learn how to better design their impact campaigns.