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The State of the Philippine Digital Nation

The Foundation for Media Alternatives, a Coconet community member, has published a new report, “State of the Digital Nation: The Digital Rights Report 2020”, that documents how human rights were impacted by technology and digital innovations in the country. The report is based on findings from January to December 2020.

Resources: Indonesian Guides to Combat Online Gender-based Violence

While the 2021 celebrations for International Women’s Month are ending, it’s important that digital rights advocates continue to share and amplify efforts surrounding online gender-based violence (OGBV). In Indonesia, Coconet community member SAFEnet recently published “Aspek Hukum untuk Jerat Pelaku” (Legal Aspects for Perpetrator’s Snare), a guide that deals with the legal implications and actions for individuals whose intimate content are disseminated online and without their consent.

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 11: A Conversation with a Pro-Democracy Activist in Myanmar

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.

#GroundSafe: New report analyses digital attacks vs human rights defenders

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.

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 10: Boosting Asia-Pacific voices in West-dominated tech discourse

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred on existing debates and developments on users’ privacy, government surveillance, and data monetisation. But what do all these mean for the Asia-Pacific? EngageMedia chats with Mishi Choudhary, founder of SFLC.in, on how recent events are affecting the region, and how we can boost our voices and influence the tech space.