The latest version of Cinemata features enhanced site navigation, video upload improvements, and more, making it easier for the Cinemata community to maximise this free and independent open source platform.
In May 2023, EngageMedia will host a digital rights festival that will build relationships and collaborations among allied actors and scale the regional digital rights movement to the next level.
Digital authoritarianism in Bangladesh: Weaponising a draconian law to silence dissent in the pandemic era
The COVID-19 pandemic provided the government with pretext to censor free speech, harass critics, and effectively curb dissent – accelerating what has been an ongoing turn towards authoritarianism in Bangladesh.
In Indonesia, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the government with the opportunity to further accelerate digital authoritarianism through online surveillance, censorship, and online manipulation.
EngageMedia is now accepting applications for the two-month South and Southeast Asia Gender and Digital Rights Fellowship, designed to empower advocates in these regions to do work around the intersection of gender rights and digital rights.
Analysts have called Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s election triumph a victory for online disinformation. Amid continuing attacks on the free press and activists in online spaces, the fight against the erosion of digital rights continues in the Philippines.
Australia adopted a range of technology based responses to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but this approach resulted in “solutions” that ranged from the outright ineffective to the actively punitive.
EngageMedia and Asia Centre conducted in-depth research identifying how the Computer Crime Act restricts digital rights, including freedom of expression, in Thailand.
The first report under the Greater Internet Program assesses current digital safety and internet freedom challenges in select Asia-Pacific countries, and aims to contribute to advocacy around strengthening the protection of human rights.