Webinar Highlights: Indonesia’s need to expand social protection for digital labourers

Screengrab from the presentation of Ivan Pandjaitan of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan   The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the reliance on the internet to find and carry out work. The current Indonesian social protection program, however, does not cover individuals working in the digital economy, often labelling these workers as either informal workers or individuals who have […]

[Press Release] New Asia-Pacific video platform highlights social and environmental films

EngageMedia, a nonprofit that promotes digital rights and social issue documentary, announces the launch of Cinemata.org, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. With almost 5,000 films, Cinemata curates videos in a variety of styles and genres, including documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, and more. Though similar in features to other video platforms, […]

#SaveWhatsApp: A Letter to Mr. Zuckerberg

This letter, originally sent to Mark Zuckerberg on 14 May 2021, was sent as part of the #SaveWhatsApp global campaign. In this letter, 28 organisations – EngageMedia included – demand that the company stop intimidating WhatsApp users to accept extended data collection, originally set to take effect on May 15. Learn more about the campaign […]

Job Opportunity: Communications Specialist

Join the EngageMedia team! Our dynamic Asia-Pacific nonprofit is hiring a Communications Specialist who will work closely with EngageMedia’s Impact and Engagement (I&E) team to develop and curate content, support advocacy campaigns, build audiences, and create social impact. As part of the I&E team, the role will focus on day-to-day creation, publication, and promotion of […]

‘How much water should I drink?’

Every month, tens of thousands of people ask Google: “How much water should I drink?” And Google points them to stories that go something like this: “Most people are dehydrated—and they don’t know it.” They list headaches, constipation, bad breath, and other dehydration dangers. And they encourage you to guzzle water, lest you dry up […]

Job Opportunity: Planning and Evaluation Coordinator

  Join the EngageMedia team! Our dynamic Asia-Pacific nonprofit is hiring a Planning and Evaluation Coordinator who will contribute to EngageMedia’s organisational development (OD), with a focus on systems and policies, project management, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). The role supports program and project planning according to the organisation’s results-based management (RBM) framework, and […]

Job Opportunity: Digital Rights Program Assistant

Join the EngageMedia team! Our dynamic Asia-Pacific nonprofit is hiring a Digital Rights Program Assistant who will support the implementation of EngageMedia’s digital rights initiatives in the region. The role will work closely with the Digital Rights Program Manager and digital rights project leads on coordination and logistics, communications and outreach, and monitoring and reporting. […]

Calling Myanmar Filmmakers: Funding opportunity to produce a film on digital rights in Myanmar

နည်းပညာနဲ့ ဘဝဇာတ်လမ်း – အာရှပစိဖိတ်ဒေသရှိ ဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ်အခွင့်အရေးအကြောင်း ရုပ်ရှင်များ ရိုက်ကူးရန် လျှောက်လွှာခေါ်ယူခြင်း If you are a filmmaker, video journalist, or animator from Myanmar, EngageMedia invites you to submit a proposal for a short film on pressing digital rights issues currently happening in the country. One chosen filmmaker will join a talented roster of Tech Tales fellows, and will receive […]

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 13: Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code

In early 2021, the Australian government enacted the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, which requires Facebook and Google to pay Australian media for their news content. On the one hand, the law can be seen as a triumph for journalism, an industry that for so long has bemoaned the loss of content […]