Video is rapidly becoming a fundamental part of advocacy work – the Network aims to provide leadership and support to this rapidly evolving field.

This network, comprised of leading video for change organisations around the globe, is currently seeking to grow its membership and is inviting other organisations to apply to join. For more information and applying, go here.

video4change.org/apply/

“What are digital rights?” Kathleen Azali shares the different ways we frame digital rights, highlighting some definitions coined by the members of the community during the Coconet II digital rights camp in October last year.

coconet.social/2020/digital-ri

Our July 31 Newsletter is now out! In this edition, we highlight the Video4Change Network, from its open call for applications to resource updates and film premieres.

Read more here: mailchi.mp/engagemedia/video-f

"In collaboration with Moviemedicine, the InsightShare initiated Living Cultures project, a growing movement across Asia, Africa and the Americas uniting indigenous communities across borders, will be screening its first film on Monday 3rd of August 2020."

Read more here: video4change.org/decolonising-

Simak perbicangan soal buruh migran dan pandemi di Hong Kong, bersama buruh migran Indonesia dan masyarakat Hong Kong.

video.engagemedia.org/view?m=H

Immuto (Change) helps stimulate the processes of intellectual, emotional, & ethical decolonisation needed to change the course of the climate emergency & bio-cultural collapse.

The video by Island Reach has a companion 3D Virtual Gallery viewing guide.

Immuto (Change) features activists from indigenous and local communities around the world pressing for recognition and reciprocity across distance and difference.

Watch the video (best viewed in 2160p/4K resolution):

video.engagemedia.org/view?m=Z

"Why aren’t progressive change makers leaving for more ethical alternatives?" Red Tani of EngageMedia discusses some of the challenges involved in switching to @fediverse & similar platforms in part 3 of a series of blog posts on the current social media landscape.
engagemedia.org/2020/fediverse

Kathleen Azali from @EngageMedia, Suelette Dreyfus from Blueprint for Free Speech, and Eric Johnson from Counter Part International joined a panel titled "Obstacles and Opportunities for Collaborating to Create Secure Tools" which was hosted by Simon Harman of the Loki Foundation. Read the thread here:

twitter.com/LokiFoundation/sta

READ: We support this statement issued by the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Freedom Film Network (FFN) welcoming "Communication and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah’s pledge that the government will not be using the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia Act 1981 (Finas Act or Akta 244) to infringe on personal freedom on social media."

The full statement can be found here: malaymail.com/news/what-you-th

We're looking for a Finance and Administration Coordinator!

The successful applicant will provide financial, logistical, and administrative support to the organisation and its regional projects. The position will also assist the Administration and Finance Manager and work closely with our Finance, Operations, and Administration team to maintain the high standards and quality of EngageMedia’s support systems.

Read more here: engagemedia.org/2020/job-finan

We're looking for a Learning and Knowledge Manager!

The successful applicant will oversee EngageMedia’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems. The Learning and Knowledge Manager supports proposal writing, donor reporting, and knowledge management processes to capture and articulate EngageMedia’s activities and impact.

The position is full-time and open to anyone based in South, East, or Southeast Asia. Read more here: engagemedia.org/2020/job-learn

"Today, a growing number of videographers and vloggers are shifting towards mobile gadgets to edit their videos for a variety of reasons.

With the performance capabilities of smartphones and tablets becoming comparable to laptops, using a more portable device like a smartphone or tablet is a major plus. Portability allows content creators in the field to produce top-quality videos."

Read more here: video4change.org/editing-video

Are you a sceptic of the controversial tech giants & are wondering how & where to find alternatives to them?

@redtani of @EngageMedia highlights four reasons @fediverse platforms are better than Facebook.

The post focuses on @Mastodon — the most popular @fediverse platform.

Read here:

engagemedia.org/2020/facebook-

EngageMedia's July 15 Newsletter is now out! In this edition, we tackle the role of (AI) in COVID-19 responses, ethical alternatives to corporate social media platforms, and more digital rights issues in the region.

Read more: mailchi.mp/engagemedia/artific

On our third episode of , ARTICLE 19 Digital Programme Officer Vidushi Marda dissects the role of (AI) in the region's response to & what the new applications of this technology mean for digital rights after the pandemic.

engagemedia.org/2020/pretty-go

Featured on video.engagemedia.org: After the Dead Season (Pagkatapos ng Tigkiriwi)

The film unpacks issues and struggles faced by the sugarcane farmers – from the lack of yearlong sustainable source of income, meager pay for farmworkers, unjust farmland conversion, and the continuous tension between the farmers and hacienderos.

Watch it here: video.engagemedia.org/view?m=v

Filming protests is not treason: Papuan Voices journalist & filmmaker Assa Asso was sentenced by the Indonesian government to one year in prison for "committing treason" when he documented anti-racism protests in 2019

Learn about it and raise your voice:

video4change.org/solidarity-fi

"In an essay for the Network of Centers, EngageMedia executive director Andrew Lowenthal expounds on COVID-19’s impact on shifting geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific, as well as the future of our organisation’s work as a regional space-maker for discussions on video for change, open technology, and digital rights."

Read more here: engagemedia.org/2020/excerpt-d

Photo from Network of Centers.

Facebook’s problem with hate speech is nothing new. In a series of blog posts, @EngageMedia's @redtani dissects the current landscape – and how and where to find alternatives to the controversial tech giants. Read the first one here:

engagemedia.org/2020/facebook-

"The organisers of marches needed to explore new ways of expressing that unity fully – if not mainly – online."

Join us as we look back on activities around the world here: engagemedia.org/2020/pride-pro

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