In Indonesia, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the government with the opportunity to further accelerate digital authoritarianism through online surveillance, censorship, and online manipulation.
EngageMedia is now accepting applications for the two-month South and Southeast Asia Gender and Digital Rights Fellowship, designed to empower advocates in these regions to do work around the intersection of gender rights and digital rights.
Analysts have called Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s election triumph a victory for online disinformation. Amid continuing attacks on the free press and activists in online spaces, the fight against the erosion of digital rights continues in the Philippines.
Australia adopted a range of technology based responses to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but this approach resulted in “solutions” that ranged from the outright ineffective to the actively punitive.
Amid Indonesia’s rollout of the PeduliLindungi app, one immunocompromised individual balances prioritising their health with the government’s exclusionary requirements to access basic services.
In line with the International Day for Countering Hate Speech on June 18, EngageMedia is supporting the Association for Progressive Communications’ campaign to raise awareness on the impact of hate speech and explore solutions to counter it.
EngageMedia and Asia Centre conducted in-depth research identifying how the Computer Crime Act restricts digital rights, including freedom of expression, in Thailand.
COVID-19 drove the shift to digital services in India, but this has left informal workers struggling to access basic services and protect their personal data within a system they do not fully understand.
EngageMedia’s new report highlights digital safety threats against rights defenders in South and Southeast Asia
During this year’s RightsCon, EngageMedia presented a new research report assessing current digital safety and internet freedom challenges in select Asia-Pacific countries.