The 2023 Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly public report is now available for download. We once again thank our DRAPAC23 funders, partners, and attendees for your support, participation, and feedback over the course of the event.
In this guest post, Visual Rebellion interviews Burmese anthropologist Chu May Paing to understand the motivations and significance of Burmese netizens’ use of social media in spite of the digital safety and security risks.
Last May 22-26, 544 participants from 35 countries convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for the Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly, which provided a vibrant and inclusive space for networking, learning, collaboration.
The DRAPAC23 Assembly from May 22 to 26, 2023, will feature over 120 co-created sessions. Check out the list of sessions open to the public for Day 1, May 22.
In the fourth ‘Cinemata Features’ spotlight, Annisa Adjam speaks about Indonesia’s independent creatives fields and her work in establishing organisations that address industry gaps in film education and female representation.
Ahead of the 2023 elections in Thailand, EngageMedia, Asia Centre, and the Chiang Mai University-School of Public Policy present four key digital rights issues that political parties must include in their agenda to ensure a well-functioning democracy where citizens can hold their government accountable.
In collaboration with the Asia Centre, the Digital Security and Human Rights Defenders in the Asia-Pacific research project aims to map digital surveillance activities and identify the gaps and levels of prioritisation in adopting counter-surveillance technology and secure communications by civil society.
EngageMedia will kick off the year 2023 with the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum, a three-day regional forum that will create online and physical spaces for changemakers to further discuss and collaborate on solutions to the region’s most pressing digital rights issues today. The three-day regional forum on January 12 to 14, 2023, is the second group of events leading up to the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in May 2023.
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.