EngageMedia is set to host four in-person forums in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia to create spaces and opportunities for collaborations and knowledge-sharing among human and digital rights advocates.
EngageMedia is the South and Southeast Asia regional partner of the global Internet Freedom Consortium, a three-year initiative by Internews that aims to enhance digital security for civil society and media organisations, engage citizens in internet governance debates, and advance human rights online.
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.
Working in partnership with KOMAS, EngageMedia hosted a video distribution, security and public engagement camp for activists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Southern Philippines, Southern Thailand, Singapore and East Timor from February 19 to 24, 2012.
EngageMedia co-founded the Transmission network in 2006. The objective of the network was to make independent online video distribution possible using Free and Open Source Software by building the necessary tools, standards, documentation, and social networks.
In May 2008, Transmission Asia-Pacific brought together projects from 15 different countries, from Japan to India, and China to New Zealand, to discuss ways to most effectively use online video as a social change tool.
Camp Chindwin brought together 33 video activists, filmmakers and citizen journalists from Southeast Asia to a camp in Myanmar from 3-6 June 2015.
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.