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Research

Excerpt: Geopolitics of AI in Southeast Asia

EngageMedia’s research on the governance of AI in Southeast Asia is featured in an article published in foreign affairs news magazine The Diplomat. Researcher Dr Jun-E Tan writes about the US-China tech rivalry and how this impacts Southeast Asia.

Geopolitics of AI: The Rise of China, the US as Alternative?

What does the US-China AI rivalry mean for Southeast Asia and the world at large? The first of this two-part series on the geopolitics of AI looks at China’s and the US’ strategies for asserting dominance in the AI and tech space.

Report: AI Governance in Southeast Asia

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is growing in Southeast Asia. In partnership with researcher Dr Jun-E Tan, EngageMedia has produced research that aims to provide an understanding of AI and its governance from the perspective of civil society in Southeast Asia.

#GroundSafe: New report analyses digital attacks vs human rights defenders

OPTF has published a new report identifying the key digital threats that human rights defenders (HRDs) from Africa, MENA, South Asia, and Southeast Asia are facing today. EngageMedia is among the key collaborators in this research, connecting OPTF with activists and civil society organisations in the Asia-Pacific.

Video Blog: Why AI alone cannot ‘cure’ societal problems

Independent researcher Jun-E Tan shares her realisations while researching the opportunities and challenges that artificial intelligence has and continues to bring to Southeast Asia. Her video blog is the second in a series, and part of EngageMedia’s research on AI and its implications in the region.

Clipart of technology and human rights. Image by Theodore Grenz

Research: The State of Digital Rights in Indonesia

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.

Video for Change Impact Toolkit

The Video for Change Impact Toolkit is an online guide for the design and evaluation of a video for change social impact campaign, focusing on a holistic approach that considers all activities and their capacity to create impact, rather than on the effect of a video product alone.

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