Many of us know that West Papua is fighting for independence from Indonesia – but what else goes on there? How often do we hear directly from the Papuans themselves about life in Indonesia’s most secretive provinces? Papuan Voices is a project training and curating content from citizen video journalists and human rights advocates.
Crossroads is a video advocacy initiative aimed at developing and strengthening the advocacy and documentation capacity of migrant workers, refugees and stateless persons and their support organisations.
Co-founded by EngageMedia in partnership with WITNESS video4change is a network, toolkit and series of projects bringing together more than 15 organisations from around the world. The network was started in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in June 2012.
EngageMedia undertakes a range of research initiatives, primarily focused on the social change use of video, the Internet and open technologies.
'Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI' is an Indonesian film released in 1984. It depicted the historical events of September 30 to October 1, 1965. The film was directed by the renowned Arifin C. Noer. It was well funded and blessed by the Suharto Regime. The film shows the brutality of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), and the killing of army generals in a coup d'état attempt. Almost three decades later, a group of young video-makers got together to remix this old propaganda film.
EngageMedia produces Plumi, a video-sharing web application, in partnership with developers Unweb.me. Plumi is a package of software modules and customisations built on the popular open source content management framework Plone.
Bhinneka Tinggal Duka? (Diversity Leaves Grief?) looks at the rising tide of religious intolerance in Indonesia. In 2012 EngageMedia partnered with a coalition of groups to run a film competition and produce a compilation of Creative Commons licensed videos and education materials for feminist, queer and diversity activists to use in their campaigns for greater tolerance.
In partnership with Amara, we've enabled online subtitling of all of EngageMedia’s videos and are building a Southeast Asia network of human rights and environmental translators and subtitlers.
EngageMedia has hosted two regional Southeast Asia video skills and networking events, bringing together activists from Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor and West Papua.
Masa depan distribusi video tergantung pada teknologi media offline maupu online yang sebenarnya bisa digabungkan menjadi sebuah media hibrida sehingga menjangkau pemirsa/publik yang lebih luas. Hal ini juga memungkinkan pelibatan lebih mendalam media terdapat isu-isu lokal dan tujuan-tujuan keadilan sosial dan lingkungan yang jelas. Dengan alasan-alasan inilah Engagemedia menciptakan kerjasama dengan ASTEKI, sebuah asosiasi televisi lokal di Indonesia.
Di tahun 2012 EngageMedia bekerjasama dengan buruh migran Indonesia dan organisasi-organisasi buruh migran untuk meingkatkan kapasitas mereka dalam produksi video dan teknologi online. Hal ini melibatkan perlatihan-pelatihan di Kuala Lumpur dan Jawa Barat (Cianjur dan Indramayu). Hasilnya adalah video-video online dan sebuah kompilasi DVD yang bisa diakses disini.
In 2009 EngageMedia and Kunci Cultural Studies Center launched VideoChronic, a collaborative research project charting how activists are engaging with video technologies in Indonesia, addressing some of the issues of technology-mediated social movements, and exploring the potential and limitations of online video distribution.
EngageMedia content is now being screened on TV! We are broadcasting our new TV show called “Serangkai Kabar dan Cerita” on several local TV stations in Indonesia affiliated with our local and community TV partners.
In 2012 EngageMedia worked with Indonesian migrant workers and migrant worker advocacy organisations to build their capacity in video and online technologies. This involved a number of hands-on workshops in Kuala Lumpur and West Java. The result is an online and DVD compilation which you can access here.
Bhinneka Tinggal Duka? mencoba mencermati meningkatnya intoleransi beragama di Indonesia. Pada tahun 2012 EngageMedia bermitra dengan beberapa kelompok/organisasi mengadakan kompetisi video online dan memproduksi sebuah kompilasi video yang berlisensi Creative Commons dan materi pendidikan untuk aktivis feminis, queer dan keberagaman untuk digunakan dalam kampanye-kampanye mereka dalam upaya menumbuhkan toleransi lebih luas.
Collaborating with Transparency International Indonesia (TI-Indonesia), EngageMedia launched 'Moviemento', a new series of video trainings. This project aims to train youth communities who are already campaigning on issues such as gender, the environment, social development, and culture, to produce their own videos that have anti-corruption messages with youth perspectives.
In response to the WTO Ministerial Conference, EngageMedia held a Workshop and Alternative Media Center in Bali from 2-6 Desember 2013 for Indonesian video journalists/activists. (Menanggapi Konferensi tingkat Menteri WTO, EngageMedia menyelenggarakan Lokalatih dan Media Centre Alternative bagi para jurnalis/aktivis video Indonesia di Bali dari tanggal 2-6 Desember 2013.)
RightsCon Southeast Asia brought together civil society, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies, and governments on the subject of the internet and human rights in Manila in March 2015.
Suara Baru (New Voices) invited young filmmakers to create video stories in order to understand youth perspectives on the elections, its candidates, and ultimately their hopes and aspirations of 2014 Indonesia's Presidential Elections.
Camp Chindwin brought together 33 video activists, filmmakers and citizen journalists from Southeast Asia to a camp in Myanmar from 3-6 June 2015.
In May 2014, EngageMedia traveled over 18 days across the island of Java, Indonesia, to screen social justice and environmental videos in 11 different cities.