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Staff Blog

Phet Sayo to be EngageMedia’s next Executive Director

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.

A Call for Action and Renewal: Reflections on 2021

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.

Upholding Human Rights and Privacy in the Digital Age

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.

screenshot of MediaCMS brochure site

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).

EngageMedia in 2020: A Year of Challenges – and Opportunities

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.

Freedom Film Festival 2018

Why Film Festivals Matter

For over a decade, Freedom Film Festival has remained as the only independent human rights film festival in Malaysia. It has been a platform in showcasing issues and ideas that cannot be mass-communicated due to local laws and cultural taboos.

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