The shutdown of Voice of Democracy, one of Cambodia’s last independent local news organisations, is a blow to press freedom, digital rights, and democracy, especially with the general elections coming up in July 2023.
Inspired by a Cambodian rapper’s refusal to back down under government pressure, Jackson Brook’s short film hopes to show the dangers of the Cambodian government’s clampdown on critical voices.
EngageMedia supports the statement by the Foundation for Media Alternatives urging Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the SIM Card Registration Act. The proposed measure poses serious threats to privacy and free expression.
Episode 2 of the Podcast Disko! series by EngageMedia and KBR Prime discusses how social media facilitates discriminatory behaviour, particularly when it comes to sensitive topics such as religion. In conversation with Asfinawati, the episode discusses ways to prevent discrimination and what can be done to create a friendly online space.
A collaboration between EngageMedia and KBR Prime, Podcast Disko! is a series of podcast episodes in Bahasa Indonesia exploring digital rights and freedom of religion in Indonesia. Episode 1 features a conversation with a psychologist on the trauma caused by discrimination, bullying, and other forms of oppression in the digital space.
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.
In Indonesia, digital spaces are the site of a challenging balancing act between religious expression and hate speech.
EngageMedia sits down with Mong Palatino, Southeast Asia and Oceania editor of the community media website Global Voices, to talk about the threats to freedom of expression on the internet. Most importantly, we ask Mong: Is the internet still a safe space for us to freely express ourselves?
Maung Saungkha and Kyaw Lynn are members of the Coconet community. Prior to his July 27 sentencing, Kyaw Lynn had published on Coconet.social articles on how the Myanmar internet shutdown is contributing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s attempts to censor information on the Arakan (Rakhine) conflicts. Both members were arrested for participating in protests against the internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states, currently the longest shutdown in the world.