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Digital Rights Lab

Thailand has been grappling with a surge in cybercrime, which has led to substantial financial losses for thousands of victims.

Black Out

In the aftermath of the 2021 Myanmar coup, the country is faced with state-mandated internet and information blackouts. Hnin, a single mother, and Mon, her daughter and an anti-coup protester, are among those who can no longer access the internet at home. In their pursuit of news on what is happening on the ground, they find only fabricated stories and unreliable information.

My Clouded Mind

Naura, 19, ended her long-distance relationship after her boyfriend reveals the other side of him that leads to the leaking of compromising images of her. Today, she grapples with the trauma of that incident, and fights to find more reasons to face a new day.

Peer to Peer

What can we learn from poets and coders who engineered a parallel internet that, by 1992, had email servers running in 72 countries? Peer to Peer’ is a deep-dive into data sovereignty and decentralised data flows as described by two generations of information communication rights peers.

Not Love Songs

A young Cambodian rapper is given a choice: apologize for his music that champions social justice, or face imprisonment under a sweeping law commonly used by the government to silence freedom of expression.

Panulukan (Crossroads)

Can a journey across the Philippines make us question our direction as the preservers of truth, no matter what we think, decide, and believe?

Appa and His Invisible Mundu

Kuri thinks her father is a superhero, who can turn invisible with the help of his ‘mundu’. But when Appa faces Dineshan, the Great Eye in the Sky – a metaphor for state-based surveillance and digital oppression – he ends up losing his life and livelihood. How will Appa overcome the great villain?

Pattani Calling

To get a SIM card in insurgency-hit southern Thailand, you have to have your face scanned. Because of this, thousands of Malay Muslims are forgoing mobile communications and becoming biosecurity rebels against the state.

The Offensive Internet

In 2019, Malaysia’s internet penetration was at 90 percent, with almost all of the population possessing mobile phones and also on social media. However, the Malaysian government has been clamping down on critical voices in the internet, using its Communications and Multimedia Act to block websites and imprison individuals for sharing information critical of the government.