During the forum held last November 22 and 23, participants stressed the need for civil society groups to take on a more active role in policy discussions to ensure that internet freedom and digital rights are safeguarded.
Organised by EngageMedia in partnership with SAFENet, the two-day forum in Jakarta on November 24 and 25 will discuss key issues in the country’s digital rights landscape.
Representing Asia-Pacific changemakers working in the digital rights movement, EngageMedia will host a town hall session and lightning talk on data justice and improving data protection laws through grassroots learnings.
In the last of a two-part series, lecturer Dr. Samsul Maarif and Project Multatuli membership manager Devina Heriyanto discuss how intersectoral solutions online and offline can help marginalised indigenous communities reclaim their narratives.
Philippine Digital Rights Forum: Digital rights advocates stress need for cross-sectoral collaboration to address shared challenges
The two-day forum had a strong emphasis on the need for cross-sectoral collaboration online and offline to address shared challenges. Participants say this is crucial to strengthen advocacy on the many rights issues today.
Dr. Samsul Maarif of Universitas Gadjah Mada and Devina Heriyanto of Project Multatuli tackle how and why mainstream narratives perpetuate discrimination against marginalised religious groups in Indonesia and what can be done to address the issue.
Video: Digital rights advocates concerned over privacy, free speech impact of the Philippines’ SIM Card Registration Law
With the passage of the Philippine SIM card registration law, digital rights advocates expound further on its impact on privacy, free expression, and data security, and why civil society needs to monitor the law’s implementation.
Thailand Digital Rights Forum: State surveillance, stifling laws impact digital rights and public trust in key institutions
During EngageMedia’s Thailand Digital Rights Forum held last October 29 and 30, participants discussed the challenges in the country’s digital rights landscape and how changemakers can strengthen advocacy around their work.
“Hopes and Feeds”: A documentary on the impact of social media and disinformation in the 2022 Philippine elections
Produced by EngageMedia, the documentary navigates the issue of online disinformation and propaganda on social media during the 2022 Philippine elections, and how access to information can be tainted by Big Tech and groups that abuse these platforms.