Pradipa supports the implementation of EngageMedia’s digital rights initiatives, particularly in Indonesia, working closely with the program team to support coordination and logistics, community development, communications and outreach, monitoring and reporting.
Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Pradipa is a digital and political anthropologist, always curious about technology and how people live with and through them. He received both his master’s degree in anthropology and bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Indonesia.
Pradipa’s interest in tinkering with tools and technology has led him to work in a variety of sectors: as a developer/designer in tech startups, as a digital media specialist in Parliament and with non-government organisations, and as an assistant researcher on digital anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. He also gained valuable experience from working with the youth group Youth Proactive to foster human rights and political participation during the divisive 2017 Jakarta elections.
Pradipa has written on rumours, political culture, and online propaganda. His works have been published by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore and Inside Indonesia.
In his quiet moments, Pradipa can be found with either food, video games, or the viola.