Digital Rights

Latest Posts of Digital Rights

Job Opportunity: Digital Security Specialist

EngageMedia is hiring a Digital Security Specialist who will oversee and support our initiatives on digital security and safety in South and Southeast Asia. The role will work closely with the Digital Rights Program Manager on increasing the digital security understanding and capacity of civil society in the Asia-Pacific. 

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 9: The digital and democratic challenges in telling Myanmar’s story

There have been many reports on what is happening in Myanmar following the military coup, but more than ever we need to listen to stories from the ground, as told by the people of Myanmar. On this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, EngageMedia interviews filmmaker Stephen Minus (also known as Thet Oo Maung) on his experience documenting the protests that have swept the country, and the wider implications of the military’s human and digital rights violations against the Myanmar people.

Democracy and digital rights derailed in Myanmar

As protests in Myanmar continue to swell, and more dissidents are arrested and threatened, it’s likely for the military to again violate digital rights and order internet shutdowns or hinder access to social media platforms and other communications networks. It is a tactic we have seen – and continue to see – being deployed by governments in the Asia-Pacific.

Video Blog: Why AI alone cannot ‘cure’ societal problems

Independent researcher Jun-E Tan shares her realisations while researching the opportunities and challenges that artificial intelligence has and continues to bring to Southeast Asia. Her video blog is the second in a series, and part of EngageMedia’s research on AI and its implications in the region.

Clipart of technology and human rights. Image by Theodore Grenz

Research: The State of Digital Rights in Indonesia

In 2021, EngageMedia began work with Dr. Indriaswati Saptaningrum of ELSAM to produce a snapshot of key digital rights issues, policies, and civil society actors and networks in Indonesia. The results of this collaboration will help inform EngageMedia’s larger project to expand digital rights networks in Indonesia.

Tech Tales: Films about digital rights in the Asia-Pacific

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.

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