EngageMedia invites filmmakers, video journalists, and animators across the Asia-Pacific to produce short films on important digital rights issues happening in our region. The works produced will be part of the July 2021 film collection, “Tech Tales: Films about Digital Rights in the Asia-Pacific”.
Digital Rights: Posts
Following the recently concluded elections in Myanmar, EngageMedia sits down with Maung Zarni, Burmese scholar and co-founder of Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia (FORSEA), to discuss how the poll results tie into the bigger digital rights challenges facing the country today.
In a video blog for EngageMedia’s research on artificial intelligence (AI) in Southeast Asia, IT for Change Deputy Director Nandini Chami answers two pressing questions on AI governance: What is the problem with AI governance today? And, how should developing countries address this issue when evolving AI strategies and roadmaps?
Bishakha Datta, Executive Director of Point of View, elaborates on how the challenges marginalised groups face on the internet are parallel to the obstacles encountered offline, as well as how allies in solidarity can protect and amplify these stories in the digital space.
The Thai government’s latest state of emergency decree has been widely criticised as a move meant to curb pro-democracy protests and “stamp out dissent” both on the ground and on the internet. Due to these actions against the digital rights of Thai protesters, EngageMedia has published a short handbook in Thai on digital safety that expounds on these risks.
On this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, Amnesty International Thailand Director Piyanut Kotsan enumerates the human and digital rights issues and violations occurring during the recent youth-led protests in Thailand.
In Indonesia, protesters against the recently signed and controversial Omnibus Law are being harassed by authorities using not only excessive physical force but also online disinformation campaigns and crackdowns on dissenting opinions.
EngageMedia’s Vino Lucero contributes to the book “Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives”, which narrates how the pandemic “has reshaped how social, economic, and political power is created, exerted, and extended through technology.
Going beyond traditional Western frameworks of artificial intelligence (AI), this article shares other lenses from various cultural landscapes from which to view AI ethics.