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Saraen Hin, from the Kreung indigenous people in Cambodia, shares his insights after the first day of the workshop. Yerry Borang of EngageMedia facilitated this session. (Photo by Mona Sihombing)

Video Workshop for Indigenous Voices in Asia Network

The video workshop was a follow-up to a half-day mobile videography session that EngageMedia led last April 2019 in Chiangmai during IVAN’s regional gathering. Owing to the success of this session, EngageMedia and AIPP collaborated to design a more comprehensive video advocacy workshop. The topics included Storytelling for Advocacy, Design Principles, as well as Video and Editing Fundamentals.

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Imelda Pasinabo Sultan (50) and Ma. Lindy Perocho (53) insisted that the firearms and explosives found on top of paper files on the table were all planted by members of the police as commonly maneuvered to legitimize the arrest of activists who criticize the policies and programs of the Duterte Administration.

On the Recent Crackdown on Progressive Groups in the Philippines

As an organization that stands for human rights – which include freedom of expression and the right to protest – EngageMedia is concerned about the recent crackdown on human rights defenders, women, farmer and urban poor advocates, trade unionists, theatre workers, community journalists, and humanitarian organizations.

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Papuan Film Festival III 2019 Begins!

The Papuan government should be proud that this year, young Papuan activists can hold Papuan Film Festival) without fail for three consecutive years. From August 6–9 this year, the event will be conducted at the Moi tribe indigenous center, the KEIK LMA Malamoi building or the institution of tribal society (LMA) Malamoi.

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Coconet II: More Than Just a Camp

Coconet shouldn’t just be an event. It should serve as a platform for educating activists and civil society organizations about the impact of digital rights in their work, helping them build more effective network and movements.

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Featured Filmmaker: Wensi Fatubun

Wensislaus (Wensi) Fatubun (37) is a West Papuan filmmaker and video activist, with an impressive human rights pedigree. He is also a leader of the Papuan People’s Assembly (Majelis Rakyat Papua – MRP) which represents the cultural interests of the indigenous Papuan people, protecting the rights of indigenous Papuans, with values consistent with respect for custom and culture, the empowerment of women, and the strengthening of harmonious religious life.

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