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We defend and advance digital rights in the Asia-Pacific, holding governments and corporations to account, and foster civil society collaboration and campaigns.

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This project investigates the practice of fact-checking in Indonesia to understand how "facts" are produced through the practise of fact-checking, revealing how certain "facts" become accepted as common-sense "truths" while others do not.
Youth Advocacy and Communications for Internet Freedom project
The Youth Communications and Advocacy for Internet Freedom project aims to expand awareness and engagement with digital rights issues, particularly among youth sectors, and develop a stronger digital rights field through effective knowledge sharing, outreach, and engagement.
To build on the momentum from the DRAPAC23 Assembly, we invite you to join us for the DRAPAC Series of events that aims to generate and sustain conversations about the challenges and opportunities for the region with regards to human and digital rights in the networked society.
Tech Tales Youth aims to support a new group of young filmmakers and visual storytellers in the Philippines and Thailand to produce short films about human rights in the digital age.
Ahead of the 2023 elections in Thailand, EngageMedia, Asia Centre, and the Chiang Mai University-School of Public Policy present four key digital rights issues that political parties must include in their agenda to ensure a well-functioning democracy where citizens can hold their government accountable.
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.
The September 2022 report looks at the ecosystem that supports the localization of digital security tools and guides into five major Southeast Asian languages, and assesses whether, and to what extent, these resources are localized and kept up to date.
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.
EngageMedia, in partnership with the Asia Centre and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, is conducting in-depth research to identify the impact of Thailand's Computer Crime Act on digital rights and increase the awareness and capacity of the Thai public to safeguard freedom of expression online.
The “Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia” project aims to catalyse civil society to freely and safely express their opinions and to generate counter narratives in instances where hate speech is propagated online.
Clipart of technology and human rights. Image by Theodore Grenz
Pretty Good Podcast Discussions Digital Rights
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Indonesia Digital Rights Situation Report 2019: The Rise of Digital Authoritarian