The WTO 9th Ministerial Conference was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on December 3 – 6, 2013. While thousands of journalists came from around the world to report on the meeting, independent journalists were not able to get media pass to cover the event inside the venue. In response to the WTO Ministerial Conference, EngageMedia held a Workshop and Alternative Media Center in Bali from 2-6 December 2013 for the Indonesian video journalists/activists who were not able to join the main conference.
In 2011, Engagemedia established a partnership with ASTEKI, a local television association in Indonesia to train its members across Indonesia about online video distribution and subtitling.
In May 2008, Transmission Asia-Pacific brought together projects from 15 different countries, from Japan to India, and China to New Zealand, to discuss ways to most effectively use online video as a social change tool.
In May 2014, EngageMedia traveled over 18 days across the island of Java, Indonesia, to screen social justice and environmental videos in 11 different cities. The Traveling Projector tour aimed to bring our online outreach offline — directly to audiences to engage them in discussion on the issues highlighted in the videos.
EngageMedia has conducted research for the Citizen Lab Cyber Stewards Network to understand how journalists themselves define the concept of ‘security’, what constitute practices of ‘security’, and what they do to learn about and practice ‘secure’ behaviours.
In 2009 EngageMedia and Kunci Cultural Studies Center launched VideoChronic, a collaborative research project charting how activists are engaging with video technologies in Indonesia, addressing some of the issues of technology-mediated social movements, and exploring the potential and limitations of online video distribution.