With Big Tech monopolies owning many of the online services we regularly use, is there still a space (and an audience) for platforms and content outside this mostly proprietary ecosystem? EngageMedia is up for the challenge with the launch of Cinemata, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. In this podcast episode, we expound on Cinemata with our Executive Director Andrew Lowenthal.
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For the month of June, Cinemata is hosting the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Pride and Independence screenings that celebrate both Pride Month and the month of the Philippines’ Independence Day.
As part of EngageMedia’s campaign to mainstream digital rights in Thailand, EngageMedia interviews Thitirat Thipsamritkul, a lecturer from Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law, about the state of digital rights in Thailand and why the Thai public should pay attention. The full interview is part of EngageMedia’s broader #HumanOnTheLine campaign to educate and empower Thai netizens about their digital rights.
Following the success of the first Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab, EngageMedia is excited to begin the final round of the Impact Lab with six new filmmakers, video collectives, and campaigners using film to tackle environmental issues and eager to explore how to maximise their respective film’s potential for social impact.
EngageMedia hosted last May 7, 2021, “The Labour Behind the Glamorous Industrial Revolution 4.0”, a webinar that sought to flesh out the realities that workers in the digital space are facing, and the lack of protection Indonesian labour laws are affording them.
EngageMedia announces the launch of Cinemata.org, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. With almost 5,000 films, Cinemata curates videos in a variety of styles and genres, including documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, and more.
EngageMedia and Reset Australia Executive Director Chris Cooper have a nuanced discussion on how Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code affects different sectors of society – and what precedents it will set in the Asia-Pacific region, where governments are increasingly passing more authoritarian laws that regulate content on online platforms.
EngageMedia announces six selected filmmakers from the Asia-Pacific who will produce “Tech Tales”, a collection of films highlighting human rights stories in the digital age. Each fellow will receive up to USD 5,000 towards their films, which together showcase various ways in which online and offline technologies are impacting people’s lives — for better or for worse.