With issues on data privacy, the Philippines’ contact tracing system exhibits red flags for Filipinos’ digital rights. But there’s another danger: that contact tracing data could be used to reach voters in the 2022 national elections.
In Part Two of this series on the geopolitics of AI, researcher Jun-E Tan explains why Southeast Asia will need to consider the strategic implications of the rise of China and the continued dominance of the US in the AI space.
In the last of Pretty Good Podcast’s two-part series on freedom of religious expression in Indonesia, accomplished journalist and writer Feby Indirani shares her experience in advocating for such freedoms in the online space.
What does the US-China AI rivalry mean for Southeast Asia and the world at large? The first of this two-part series on the geopolitics of AI looks at China’s and the US’ strategies for asserting dominance in the AI and tech space.
In a post on Magdalene.co, EngageMedia research consultant Diani Citra writes about women’s uphill struggle for their voices and narratives to be included in the discussion of digital rights in Indonesia.
In many Asia-Pacific countries, contact tracing apps are now doubling as vaccine passports, used by governments to enforce various restrictions on travel and entry to a wide variety of venues and establishments. But the widespread waning of vaccine protection against infection and transmission requires a debate on whether vaccine passports are effective as a pandemic management tool – or merely a form of theatre that opens up a host of privacy, and security issues.
Episode 2 of the Podcast Disko! series by EngageMedia and KBR Prime discusses how social media facilitates discriminatory behaviour, particularly when it comes to sensitive topics such as religion. In conversation with Asfinawati, the episode discusses ways to prevent discrimination and what can be done to create a friendly online space.
A collaboration between EngageMedia and KBR Prime, Podcast Disko! is a series of podcast episodes in Bahasa Indonesia exploring digital rights and freedom of religion in Indonesia. Episode 1 features a conversation with a psychologist on the trauma caused by discrimination, bullying, and other forms of oppression in the digital space.
Tech Tales: ‘Moving’, ‘brave’ films uncovering interconnected digital rights issues in the Asia-Pacific
Members of Tech Tales’ advisory board, who worked together with EngageMedia and the filmmakers to ensure the films’ accuracy in depicting digital rights, say the collection highlighted human experiences of technology that needed to be told.