Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum

January 12 and 13, 2023: Online forum

January 14, 2023: In-person solidarity events in Bangkok, Dhaka, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila

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. The digital rights themes, partnerships, and collaborations from the regional forum will be integral in shaping the Festival itself. The regional forum is organised by EngageMedia, in collaboration with a consortium of partners. Join as a participant or host a session by applying using the form below.

Days 1 and 2: Online regional convening

On January 12 and 13, the online events will focus on digital rights issues and themes that are most present for changemakers across the Asia-Pacific. This convening is open to all changemakers working on digital rights issues in the region. We also welcome participants who want to know more about digital rights from advocates working on the ground. The agenda for the two days will be co-created with our collaborators and participants, with space for breakout sessions to delve deeper into specific topics. We encourage participants to co-lead these sessions, and have provided space in the registration form for ideas and inputs.

Day 3: Parallel, in-person solidarity events

On January 14, EngageMedia will co-facilitate parallel, in-person solidarity events in five locations:
  1. Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. Jakarta, Indonesia
  4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  5. Manila, Philippines
The third day will be an opportunity for participants of the Digital Rights Country Forums in Bangkok, Jakarta, and Manila to reconnect and revisit previous discussions and actions specific to their countries’ contexts. It will also be a dedicated space for those in Kuala Lumpur and Dhaka to meet for the first time and delve deeper into the digital rights issues in their respective countries. At the end of the day, participants from the parallel, in-person events will have a chance to meet virtually and share their contexts, learnings, and actions with the wider group.

Join the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum

If you would like to join and/or lead a session during the Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum, please fill out the form below.

Be part of our upcoming digital rights events

Digital Rights Country Forums

October 29-30, 2022: Thailand
November 4-5, 2022: Philippines
November 24-25, 2022: Indonesia
November 24-25, 2022: Cambodia

Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Forum

January 12 and 13, 2023: Online
January 14, 2023: In-person solidarity events in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand

Asia-Pacific Digital Rights Festival

May 22 to 26, 2023
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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