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.
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Despite having the fourth biggest population on the planet, Indonesia is rarely represented in regional and global digital rights conversations and networks. To address these and other challenges and opportunities, EngageMedia is working to strengthen digital rights networks in the country, among other projects that will expand the global profile of Indonesian digital rights issues.
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.
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.
How does artificial intelligence (AI) affect Southeast Asia? By exploring its uses and implications to regional human rights movements, we aim to increase civil society’s awareness on the topic and understand how AI can be incorporated into digital rights advocates’ lines of work.
EngageMedia has conducted research for the Citizen Lab Cyber Stewards Network to understand how journalists themselves define the concept of ‘security’, what constitute practices of ‘security’, and what they do to learn about and practice ‘secure’ behaviours.
Coconet is a network and platform for digital rights movement-building in the Asia-Pacific. Its online hub is Coconet.social, where partners and members of the Coconet community produce and publish regional content on digital rights awareness, advocacy, and activism.
RightsCon Southeast Asia brought together civil society, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies, and governments on the subject of the internet and human rights in Manila in March 2015.