If you are a filmmaker, video journalist, or animator from Myanmar, EngageMedia invites you to submit a proposal for a short film on pressing digital rights issues currently happening in the country.One chosen filmmaker will join a talented roster of Tech Tales fellows, and will receive between 4,000 to 5,000 USD to produce a 5- to 10-minute film on a digital rights topic of their choosing.”
Digital Rights: Posts
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.
EngageMedia research consultant Indri Saptaningrum highlights the work of PuanIndonesia, a self-funded website dedicated to capturing the stories of women in their struggle for rights and justice.
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?
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.
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.