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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).

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Switching from Facebook to the Fediverse: What’s stopping us?

Why aren’t progressive changemakers leaving Facebook for more ethical alternatives? To conclude this series on finding alternatives to corporate social media, I’ll discuss some of the challenges involved in switching to Fediverse and similar platforms, in the hopes that shedding light on such limitations will contribute to addressing them.

3D visualization of a proposed Fediverse logo. Image via Wikimedia Commons by Eukombos. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Four reasons we should switch from Facebook to the Fediverse

In this post, I’ll talk about four reasons Fediverse platforms are better than Facebook, how they address corporate social media’s problematic parts, and why we encourage everyone – especially those fed up with Facebook – to seriously consider making the switch.

Current projects

Digital Security in the Asia-Pacific

EngageMedia has and continues to be involved in various projects on digital security in the Asia-Pacific. In these initiatives, there is a strong emphasis on the use of and training on free and open-source software.

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MediaCMS: Video Content Management System

MediaCMS is a content management system to host your own video site, as well as supporting other rich media content. MediaCMS currently supports the Engage Video platform. EngageMedia’s commitment to MediaCMS is part of our larger commitment to open source software and media freedom.

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