In this video blog, Independent researcher Jun-E Tan shares her realisations while researching the opportunities and challenges that artificial intelligence (AI) has and continues to bring to Southeast Asia.

Read more and watch the video here: engagemedia.org/2021/artificia.

CLOSING TODAY: EngageMedia continues to accept applications to produce short films on digital rights issues in the Asia-Pacific.

The selected proposals will each receive between USD 3,000 and 5,000 towards the production of the film. The films will be included in the Tech Tales film collection, set to be released by July 2021.

Apply here: engagemedia.org/tech-tales/.

FEATURED: Why AI alone cannot 'cure' societal problems

In this video blog, Independent researcher Jun-E Tan shares her realisations while researching on the opportunities and challenges that artificial intelligence (AI) has and continues to bring to Southeast Asia.

Watch the video here: video.engagemedia.org/view?m=V

A new edition of the EngageMedia Newsletter is now out! In our first edition for 2021, we welcome the new year with updates on projects across our key program areas, and reminders to apply to new and continuing opportunities.

Read the newsletter here: mailchi.mp/engagemedia/welcome.

EngageMedia is seeking expressions of interest from highly-skilled web browser extension/plugin developers for a project that requires experience in programming languages (Web API, HTML, CSS, REST, XML, and JSON) and aesthetics (UI/UX in line with the branding of our organisation and projects).

Read more here: engagemedia.org/2021/job-brows.

Thank you so much to those who applied to the Video for Change Impact Lab!

We are happy to announce the mentors for the Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab: engagemedia.org/2021/environme.

EngageMedia continues to accept applications to produce short films on digital rights issues in the Asia-Pacific. There is only one week left to apply, with the deadline on 20 January 2021, 23:59 Bangkok time (UTC+7).

The selected proposals will each receive between USD 3,000 and 5,000 towards the production of the film. Read more here: engagemedia.org/2021/tech-tale.

"EngageMedia and software development company Wordgames have co-developed MediaCMS, an open-source content management system (CMS) based on a commonly supported open-source web framework (Django) and well-known programming languages (Python and Javascript)."

Read more here: engagemedia.org/2021/mediacms-

Zakaria Ismail believes it is his divine calling to defend fellow coastal fishermen from a land reclamation project in southern Penang that threatens to bury their fishing grounds under 4,500 acres of reclaimed land. He and other members of his village are labelled B40, referring to the bottom 40% of Malaysian households with monthly incomes of RM3,900 and below.

A film by Andrew Han.

Watch the video here: video.engagemedia.org/view?m=W

DEADLINE APPROACHING: EngageMedia invites Asia-Pacific video initiatives focused on environmental issues to apply to our Video for Change Impact Lab, which seeks to strengthen the capacity of filmmakers in planning, producing, analysing, and sustaining the impacts of their work.

The deadline for applications is 05 January 2021, 23:59 Bangkok time (UTC+7). Apply here: engagemedia.org/2020/video-imp.

2020 has been enormously challenging across the Asia-Pacific. But EngageMedia has been fortunate in many other respects. In our year-end review, we recap our contributions to , , and , and share our plans for 2021:

engagemedia.org/2020/yearend-w

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Asia-Pacific video initiatives focused on environmental issues can apply to our Video for Change Impact Lab until 05 January 2021: engagemedia.org/2020/video-imp.

Read more about the Video for Change Impact Toolkit, a resource that assists filmmakers in the design and evaluation of the impact happening at every stage of their video initiatives, here: toolkit.video4change.org/.

EngageMedia invites filmmakers, video journalists, and animators across the Asia-Pacific to produce short films on important digital rights issues happening in our region, as told with our voices and from our perspectives. Filmmakers will be awarded between USD 3,000 to 5,000 each for film production.

Read more about Tech Tales: Films about digital rights in the Asia-Pacific here: engagemedia.org/2020/tech-tale.

EngageMedia is seeking a research consultant to produce a snapshot of digital rights issues, actors, advocacy, and networks in Indonesia. The research seeks to provide a better understanding of the digital rights situation in Indonesia, including the successes and limits of the work done so far.

Apply here: engagemedia.org/2020/job-indon

Closing today: EngageMedia invites Asia-Pacific video initiatives focused on environmental issues to apply to our Video for Change Impact Lab, which seeks to strengthen the capacity of filmmakers in planning, producing, analysing, and sustaining the impacts of their work: engagemedia.org/2020/video-imp.

Seven-year-old Paymitra, together with her family, lives in public housing near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she has grown up deprived of sufficient daily meals and proper nutrition. "Demi Paymitra" tells her story, one of a child growing up impoverished amid Malaysia’s race to become a high-income nation.

The film was part of the 2019 FreedomFilmFest. Follow the 2020 festival at . Watch the video here: video.engagemedia.org/view?m=g.

“The Absolute Power to Choose” brings you to Kenya, East Africa, where Video4Change Network partner InformAction has used video to change the lives of the Raya community, one road at a time.

This Impact Story from Kenya is one of many stories based on the Video for Change Impact Toolkit, a guide on how to strategize, maximise, and evaluate the impacts of your video initiative.

Watch the video: video.engagemedia.org/view?m=Z
Apply for EngageMedia's Video for Change Impact Lab: engagemedia.org/2020/video-imp

Terry Xu is the chief editor of The Online Citizen Singapore, one of the very few independent media outlets in a country whose mainstream media is controlled by the state. The film "An Online Citizen" follows his fight against censorship and the challenges brought about by the recently passed anti-fake news law.

This short documentary debuted at the 2019 FreedomFilmFest in Malaysia. This year's FreedomFilmFest is scheduled for 10-13 December with the theme .

video.engagemedia.org/view?m=d

A special edition of our newsletter is now out!

EngageMedia is excited to announce two new opportunities for filmmakers and video collectives in the Asia-Pacific: Video for Change Impact Lab and Tech Tales. Both opportunities aim to empower regional video initiatives through varying levels of funding and support.

Read more here: mailchi.mp/engagemedia/new-fil

EngageMedia is inviting Asia-Pacific video initiatives focused on environmental issues to apply to our Video for Change Impact Lab, which seeks to strengthen the capacity of filmmakers in planning, producing, analysing, and sustaining the impacts of their work.

Short- to medium-length video initiatives (10 to 40 minutes) are invited to apply. The deadline for applications is 12 December 2020, 23:59 Bangkok time (UTC+7). Read more about this opportunity here: engagemedia.org/2020/video-imp

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