The report breaks down the technical aspects behind internet shutdowns and cites examples from incidents reported in South and Southeast Asian countries. It also includes actions that individuals and civil society members can take in the broader movement to safeguard and uphold freedom of internet access and digital rights.
EngageMedia will kick off the year 2023 with the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum, a three-day regional forum that will create online and physical spaces for changemakers to further discuss and collaborate on solutions to the region’s most pressing digital rights issues today. The three-day regional forum on January 12 to 14, 2023, is the second group of events leading up to the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in May 2023.
EngageMedia is set to host four in-person forums in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia to create spaces and opportunities for collaborations and knowledge-sharing among human and digital rights advocates.
In May 2023, EngageMedia will host a digital rights festival that will build relationships and collaborations among allied actors and scale the regional digital rights movement to the next level.
The first report under the Greater Internet Program assesses current digital safety and internet freedom challenges in select Asia-Pacific countries, and aims to contribute to advocacy around strengthening the protection of human rights.
The Internet Monitoring Program (iMAP) is a three-year collaboration among civil society organisations in the Asia-Pacific advocating for freedom of expression on the internet.
Through diverse Asia-Pacific perspectives, Pandemic of Control aims to address the rise of digital authoritarianism by raising awareness, sparking conversation, and encouraging action.
The Advancing Data Justice Research and Practice project aims to fill the gap in data justice research and expand existing narratives to include testimonies from unheard and/or underrepresented voices. Through this, we aim to provide resources that help policymakers, practitioners, and impacted communities gain a broader understanding of data governance.
How can filmmakers and video producers ensure that they can maximise their works’ potential to create impact? To answer this, EngageMedia and In-Docs have partnered together to host the Impact Talks, a series of public meetings to share and discuss experiences and ideas around creating impact through film in the Asia-Pacific.