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Large language models can bring potential advantages in the localization and translation of digital technology, but this does not come without its own set of challenges, writes EngageMedia Open and Secure Technology Specialist Khairil Zhafri.
New features on Cinemata: Whisper integration for multilingual speech recognition and more site updates
The latest version of Cinemata features the multilingual speech recognition system Whisper, which will help social issue filmmakers showcase their work to a wider audience, plus some of the most-requested features from Cinemata users.
Created by the contributors of EngageMedia’s’ Localization project, the Digital Security Community Directory lists various tools and guides to help civil society organisations and practitioners identify and mitigate security risks and threats.
Civil society advocates, technologists, and students are invited to participate in a localization sprint on February 18, 2023 to contribute to the development of digital security tools and resources in Thai.
In collaboration with the Asia Centre, the Digital Security and Human Rights Defenders in the Asia-Pacific research project aims to map digital surveillance activities and identify the gaps and levels of prioritisation in adopting counter-surveillance technology and secure communications by civil society.
EngageMedia led the research and writing of two reports on Indonesia and the Philippines as part of the Internet Monitoring and Action Project (iMAP), which aims to promote and defend internet freedoms in South and Southeast Asia.
To be held on December 9 in Manila, the workshop aims to build the capacity of digital rights advocates and enable them to strengthen ongoing efforts on internet censorship monitoring and reporting.
The September 2022 report looks at the ecosystem that supports the localization of digital security tools and guides into five major Southeast Asian languages, and assesses whether, and to what extent, these resources are localized and kept up to date.