Amid physical and social distancing guidelines across the world, LGBTQI+ organisations faced roadblocks in fully celebrating this year’s Pride month in person. But despite only weeks of preparation for the fully digital shift, Pride Month this past June 2020 was a success, in that its celebration intersected LGBTIQ+ issues with other pressing societal issues and broke social media silos by reaching out to new audiences online.
Aside from producing the pilot episode, EngageMedia’s Pretty Good Podcast Team also took the challenge of only using free and open-source software to record the podcast’s episodes.
On June 15, 2020, online news organization Rappler’s CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. were convicted of cyber libel charges over a seven-year-old report on a businessman’s alleged links to illegal drugs and human trafficking. The ruling, which can still be appealed and brought up to the Supreme Court, is the most recent addition to a growing list of attacks on press freedom and freedom of expression in the Philippines.
The pending Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Philippines will effectively broaden the definition of terrorism to cover those expressing dissent and criticism against government leaders and policies. Here’s what we can do about it.
Almost two months into the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon province, uncertainty and fear loom over the streets of Manila as dissatisfaction with the Philippine government’s COVID-19 pandemic response grows. Despite this, video journalists like JL Burgos continue to take risks and pursue stories from marginalised communities to create films that call for a better society after the pandemic.
We have compiled a list of resources on or related to COVID-19 and our core issues.
We’ll walk you through a typical workday, from the tools we use to how we stay focused (and sane) when we can’t be physically together.
The video “Manila’s Poor Under Lockdown” delves into the fears of vendors, jeepney drivers and homeless people as the megacity shuts down amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic.
EngageMedia turns 15 and we thank those who have supported us all these years. We also thank the brave changemakers who fight for and defend our rights.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, EngageMedia is presenting three documentaries from Southeast Asia which discuss different challenges women face every day that show existing manifestations of gender inequality in their communities.
In India, there have been widespread and continuing protests against an amendment of citizenship laws and revision of the citizen’s register since December 2019. Read this explainer to learn more.
Data Privacy Day aims to raise awareness about how organizations and individuals can respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust.