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.
The Digital Security Localization Fellowship aims to convene a network of localizers to support the development of localized digital security resources in Southeast Asian languages.
To raise awareness on the human rights situation in Myanmar one year after the coup, EngageMedia has curated a playlist of films that turns the spotlight on the Myanmar people’s long-standing struggle for democracy.
The director behind ‘Black Out’ shares how the Tech Tales film was created to combat widespread disinformation and fear mongering by the Myanmar junta in the aftermath of the 2021 coup.
‘Black Out’, a film from the Tech Tales collection, is among 40 films from or about Myanmar featured in the encore edition of the Burma Spring Benefit Film Festival running online from February 1 to 13.
A year since the military coup in Myanmar, the junta aims to reintroduce a draconian cybersecurity law that would further limit people’s digital rights. In opposing such curtailments, there are lessons to be learned from the military’s past actions.
Five digital rights films from the Tech Tales collection were among the works screened for Myanmar audiences at an online film festival that aimed to raise awareness on the human rights situation in the country. As of writing, the two-day festival has garnered over 300,000 cumulative views online on the pages of local news organisations Toward Journal and Mizzima TV.
Tech Tales Launch: Eight digital rights films highlight stories of resistance and action in the Asia-Pacific
In line with the international celebration of World Internet Day, EngageMedia on October 30 launched Tech Tales: Films about Digital Rights in the Asia-Pacific, a collection of eight films that highlight human rights stories in the digital age.
EngageMedia is hiring a Myanmar Lead who will oversee and lead digital rights and digital safety initiatives in Myanmar. This includes coordinating and implementing training, developing networks and partnerships, project planning, logistics, and assisting with program strategy development.