According to Deep Instinct’s Cyber Threat Landscape Report, malware increased 358% overall in 2020. In South and Southeast Asia, ransomware has become one of the most pervasive malware threats in the region.
To counter online hate speech, community members are using creative mediums to promote diverse perspectives and rights-respecting discourse on the very platforms where hate speech is rampant.
Amid the rise in hate speech related to religion, civil society organisations in Indonesia are using creative online tactics to promote rights discourses. But to be more effective, an approach recognising the authority of religious figures is needed.
Imam Ardhianto, lecturer and chair of the University of Indonesia’s Media, Culture, and Research Center for Anthropological Studies, discusses religious social media movements in Indonesia and the impact on the country’s socio-political landscape.
Published between April and August 2022, the 10 articles from Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Australia examine the how and the why of each country’s pandemic response, and shed light on more rights-respecting paths.
EngageMedia is publishing English translations of the Myanmar Digital Coup Quarterly by the Myanmar Internet Project. This post highlights the internet shutdowns, arrests, and other digital oppression incidents documented between May to July 2022.
Cinemata is streaming lectures and panel discussions from all five editions of the Digital Discourses conference series that aims to stimulate debate about the impact of digital transformation on society.
Harindrini Corea and Zayed Siddiki, contributors of EngageMedia’s Pandemic of Control series, elaborate on how the digital technologies used for pandemic management have infringed on human and digital rights in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
South and Southeast Asia are hotspots for phishing attacks, which have been on the rise as the pandemic accelerated the shift to digital life. Learn about the common types of phishing and how to enhance your digital security in this article.