Organised by EngageMedia in partnership with SAFENet, the two-day forum in Jakarta on November 24 and 25 will discuss key issues in the country’s digital rights landscape.
In the last of a two-part series, lecturer Dr. Samsul Maarif and Project Multatuli membership manager Devina Heriyanto discuss how intersectoral solutions online and offline can help marginalised indigenous communities reclaim their narratives.
Dr. Samsul Maarif of Universitas Gadjah Mada and Devina Heriyanto of Project Multatuli tackle how and why mainstream narratives perpetuate discrimination against marginalised religious groups in Indonesia and what can be done to address the issue.
To counter online hate speech, community members are using creative mediums to promote diverse perspectives and rights-respecting discourse on the very platforms where hate speech is rampant.
Amid the rise in hate speech related to religion, civil society organisations in Indonesia are using creative online tactics to promote rights discourses. But to be more effective, an approach recognising the authority of religious figures is needed.
Imam Ardhianto, lecturer and chair of the University of Indonesia’s Media, Culture, and Research Center for Anthropological Studies, discusses religious social media movements in Indonesia and the impact on the country’s socio-political landscape.
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.
Amid Indonesia’s rollout of the PeduliLindungi app, one immunocompromised individual balances prioritising their health with the government’s exclusionary requirements to access basic services.
In line with the International Day for Countering Hate Speech on June 18, EngageMedia is supporting the Association for Progressive Communications’ campaign to raise awareness on the impact of hate speech and explore solutions to counter it.