The WTO 9th Ministerial Conference was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on December 3 – 6, 2013. While thousands of journalists came from around the world to report on the meeting, independent journalists were not able to get media pass to cover the event inside the venue. In response to the WTO Ministerial Conference, EngageMedia held a Workshop and Alternative Media Center in Bali from 2-6 December 2013 for the Indonesian video journalists/activists who were not able to join the main conference.
On September 2013, EngageMedia and Bandung arts group Common Room Networks Foundation brought together 18 video makers from Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta to remix the 1984 film Penghianatan G30S/PKI, which depicts the historical events of September 30 to October 1, 1965.
Papuan Voices is a video for change initiative enabling Papuan activists and citizen journalists to tell their stories to the world.
Crossroads is a video advocacy initiative aimed at developing and strengthening the advocacy and documentation capacity of migrant workers, refugees and stateless persons and their support organisations.
Collaborating with Transparency International Indonesia (TII), EngageMedia launched ‘Moviemento’, a video project to train youth communities campaigning on issues such as gender, the environment, social development, and culture. The youth would then produce their own videos with their perspectives on corruption.
In July 2013, two members of the EngageMedia staff went on a scoping visit to Yangon (Myanmar) and Chiang Mai (Thailand) to see how video is being used by Burmese filmmakers and video-producing organisations to support democracy. The full report is here.