EngageMedia joins 18 other digital rights groups calling on the Indian government to withdraw proposed amendments to the Information Technology Rules 2021 that threaten rights to freedom of expression and privacy.
In this episode, Asia-Pacific analyst and Access Now’s Myanmar lead Wai Phyo Myint sheds light on the current situation in Myanmar and the ongoing efforts of digital rights actors, individuals, and organisations to restore democracy in the country.
Digital authoritarianism in Bangladesh: Weaponising a draconian law to silence dissent in the pandemic era
The COVID-19 pandemic provided the government with pretext to censor free speech, harass critics, and effectively curb dissent – accelerating what has been an ongoing turn towards authoritarianism in Bangladesh.
In the next session of Impact Talks, impact producer Anupama Mandloi and director Priya Thuvassery will discuss their creative approach for the impact campaign of ‘Coral Woman’. The session is part of a webinar series in this year’s Docs by the Sea.
Running from July 14 to 17, the 18th Mini Film Festival features a variety of online and offline film screenings, discussions, and exhibitions.
This post, originally published in Bahasa Indonesia on Remotivi, looks into the multiple internet blackouts recorded in Papua in 2021 and how this affected citizens’ digital rights.
In Indonesia, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the government with the opportunity to further accelerate digital authoritarianism through online surveillance, censorship, and online manipulation.
EngageMedia is now accepting applications for the two-month South and Southeast Asia Gender and Digital Rights Fellowship, designed to empower advocates in these regions to do work around the intersection of gender rights and digital rights.
Analysts have called Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s election triumph a victory for online disinformation. Amid continuing attacks on the free press and activists in online spaces, the fight against the erosion of digital rights continues in the Philippines.