Open and Secure Technology: Posts

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New video platform MediaCMS now live on Github

Since our founding in 2005, EngageMedia has aimed to support freely accessible media infrastructure on the web, and provide community-created alternatives to corporate-controlled platforms. In line with this goal, we have partnered with software development company Wordgames to develop MediaCMS, an open-source content management system (CMS) based on a commonly supported, open-source web framework (Django) and well-known programming languages (Python and Javascript).

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Switching from Facebook to the Fediverse: What’s stopping us?

Why aren’t progressive changemakers leaving Facebook for more ethical alternatives? To conclude this series on finding alternatives to corporate social media, I’ll discuss some of the challenges involved in switching to Fediverse and similar platforms, in the hopes that shedding light on such limitations will contribute to addressing them.

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Facebook is not going to change

Facebook’s problem with hate speech is nothing new. In this series of blog posts, EngageMedia’s Red Tani dissects the current social media landscape – and how and where to find alternatives to the controversial tech giants. 

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Open Myanmar: First Steps Towards Transparency

Over 25-27 August in Yangon, Myanmar, EngageMedia partnered with the Southeast Asia Technology and Transparency Initiative (SEATTI) and the Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) to conduct an Open Government Training on technology, transparency, and accountability.

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Secure Me and My Video

An impossible to imagine number of people and plenty of utilities, it seems, are doing video. Children, teachers, sports professionals, activists, workers and the unemployed, radio and print journalists, the police, military and security firms are all swinging cameras some where on planet earth.

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