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.
On April 9, EngageMedia hosted an online event on the digital threats to Philippine democracy ahead of the May 2022 polls. Watch the full discussion with Prof Nicole Curato, Dr Jonathan Corpus Ong, and reactors from the academe and civil society.
In ‘Panulukan’ (Crossroads), Filipino filmmaker Richard Soriano Legaspi explores the concept of truth as mediated by technology, and how digital platforms abet the legitimisation of state violence and corruption.
The director behind ‘Black Out’ shares how the Tech Tales film was created to combat widespread disinformation and fear mongering by the Myanmar junta in the aftermath of the 2021 coup.
Tech Tales Launch: Eight digital rights films highlight stories of resistance and action in the Asia-Pacific
In line with the international celebration of World Internet Day, EngageMedia on October 30 launched Tech Tales: Films about Digital Rights in the Asia-Pacific, a collection of eight films that highlight human rights stories in the digital age.