This year APC member EngageMedia organised DRAPAC23, the Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly, on emerging trends of digital technologies and building a rights-respecting digital future in Asia-Pacific. We interviewed EngageMedia on why this Assembly was so important for the region right now.
While human rights have been more clearly defined through the UN Declaration of Human Rights the same cannot be said for the terms “digital”, “technology”, or the “internet”. In that sense, what are digital rights?
In early 2020, Thailand saw a wave of student protests challenging the tenure and government of the Thai prime minister, but the pandemic forced a suspension of protests. How has social media been used in response?
Technology has become a crucial part of the COVID-19 response, and this has raised some serious questions: Can privacy and public health security go hand in hand? Is it enough to use safeguards such as transparency and the use of intrusive technology only when absolutely necessary?
A group of human rights activists and organisations from Southeast Asia are calling to stop the attacks on democracy and media activists, as well as other individuals-at-risk, for their expression online.
Coconet II will bring together 120 people in the Philippines, on 20-26 October, to catalyse regional networking and collaboration, develop skills, deepen relationships, spark campaigns, and bring new actors into the digital rights field. The deadline for applications is 11 August.
In October 2017, 105 journalists, artists, technologists, researchers and film-makers gathered in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for COCONET: a Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp. It was organised by EngageMedia, in collaboration with APC, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance and a regional consortium.
The COCONET Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp 2017 was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22-26 October, organised by EngageMedia with the support of APC and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). The camp mainly focused on interactive learning and longer-term network building.
A few kilometres away from the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the COCONET Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp was held between 22 and 26 October 2017. The camp was hosted by EngageMedia, APC and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), along with key regional allies.
EngageMedia, the Association for Progressive Communications and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance, along with key regional allies, will be hosting COCONET, a Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp, in Indonesia.