In Indonesia, digital spaces are the site of a challenging balancing act between religious expression and hate speech.
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Despite various digital rights violations in the Asia-Pacific, there are not enough films that document these issues in the region. Through “Tech Tales: Films about digital rights in the Asia-Pacific”, EngageMedia will help produce eight to ten films about digital rights in the region.
Since 2016, Indonesia is recorded to have the highest number of VPN users in the world. This articl discusses what a VPN is, what drives its high usage in Indonesia and how one can safely choose a VPN for daily use. The article was originally published in Bahasa Indonesia on Kompas, and has been translated to English on EngageMedia.org.
EngageMedia is looking for an Open & Secure Tech Specialist who will coordinate and support digital safety and open technology initiatives in Thailand and the broader Mekong region.
EngageMedia is looking for a Localisation Lead who will drive EngageMedia’s localisation efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of open and secure technologies. This includes planning, managing and coordinating tasks, developing networks and partnerships, and monitoring and evaluation.
EngageMedia is hiring a Digital Rights Program Manager who works closely with the Executive Director to oversee EngageMedia’s Digital Rights initiatives in the Asia-Pacific. The position oversees programmatic planning, designs strategies and activities, manages staff and consultants, builds and strengthens networks and partnerships, contributes to fundraising, and works directly on projects as needed.
EngageMedia is hiring a Myanmar Lead who will oversee and lead digital rights and digital safety initiatives in Myanmar. This includes coordinating and implementing training, developing networks and partnerships, project planning, logistics, and assisting with program strategy development.
On April 30, 2021, parts of Papua were cut off from the internet amid a long-standing dispute between Papua and the Indonesian government that continues to intensify. Internet was restored on June 8, but uncertainty over the region’s special autonomy status necessitates staying vigilant against similar digital rights violations going forward.
With Big Tech monopolies owning many of the online services we regularly use, is there still a space (and an audience) for platforms and content outside this mostly proprietary ecosystem? EngageMedia is up for the challenge with the launch of Cinemata, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. In this podcast episode, we expound on Cinemata with our Executive Director Andrew Lowenthal.