Impact producers Hollie Fifer, Lina Srivastava, and Dina Purita Antonio-Jufri will serve as mentors for the first Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab. Their combined experience in impact production and excellent networks in the Asia-Pacific will guide the participants in ensuring their environmental video initiatives create more impact.
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2020 has been enormously challenging across the Asia-Pacific, including in most of the countries where EngageMedia works. We have, however, been very fortunate in many other respects, and our contributions to video for change, open and secure technology, and digital rights have been modest, but significant.
EngageMedia shared at Media Burn’s “Virtual Talks with Video Activists” its experience in using video, open technology, and impact production to support regional movements and raise awareness on social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific.
EngageMedia invites filmmakers, video journalists, and animators across the Asia-Pacific to produce short films on important digital rights issues happening in our region. The works produced will be part of the July 2021 film collection, “Tech Tales: Films about Digital Rights in the Asia-Pacific”.
Following the recently concluded elections in Myanmar, EngageMedia sits down with Maung Zarni, Burmese scholar and co-founder of Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia (FORSEA), to discuss how the poll results tie into the bigger digital rights challenges facing the country today.
EngageMedia invites Asia-Pacific video initiatives focused on environmental issues to apply to our Video for Change Impact Lab, which seeks to strengthen the capacity of filmmakers in planning, producing, analysing, and sustaining the impacts of their work.
In a video blog for EngageMedia’s research on artificial intelligence (AI) in Southeast Asia, IT for Change Deputy Director Nandini Chami answers two pressing questions on AI governance: What is the problem with AI governance today? And, how should developing countries address this issue when evolving AI strategies and roadmaps?
Bishakha Datta, Executive Director of Point of View, elaborates on how the challenges marginalised groups face on the internet are parallel to the obstacles encountered offline, as well as how allies in solidarity can protect and amplify these stories in the digital space.