After an extensive search, Phet Sayo has been selected as EngageMedia’s next Executive Director. Phet brings to the organisation decades of experience in information, communications, and technology policy, internet governance, and artificial intelligence. His leadership will build on EngageMedia’s 17 years of work promoting digital rights, open and secure technology, and social issue documentary.
As a new digital authoritarianism has taken hold amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a great necessity to re-invigorate human rights and civil liberties. Addressing this will be EngageMedia’s key focus in 2022, through our various projects on digital rights, open and secure technology, and Video for Change.
Co-founder and outgoing Executive Director Andrew Lowenthal shares his thoughts on EngageMedia’s mission and the importance of carrying it forward into the next chapter.
Since 2016, Indonesia is recorded to have the highest number of VPN users in the world. This articl discusses what a VPN is, what drives its high usage in Indonesia and how one can safely choose a VPN for daily use. The article was originally published in Bahasa Indonesia on Kompas, and has been translated to English on EngageMedia.org.
In the December 2020 issue of ASEANFocus, EngageMedia Co-Founder and Executive Director Andrew Lowenthal underlines the need for government policy change and civil society advocacy to protect digital privacy. The article, republished here in full, is one of ten articles that tackle digitalisation in Southeast Asia.
2020 has been enormously challenging across the Asia-Pacific, including in most of the countries where EngageMedia works. We have, however, been very fortunate in many other respects, and our contributions to video for change, open and secure technology, and digital rights have been modest, but significant.