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Featured Filmmaker: A. Dananjaya

Featured Filmmaker: A. Dananjaya

by EM News last modified October 10, 2016

Commemorating the 51st anniversary of Indonesia's 1965 Tragedy, we interview A. Dananjaya, who uses film to to highlight alternative perspectives on history.

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ROCKIN’ FOR WEST PAPUA: Global Peace Concerts Announced

by EM News last modified September 09, 2016

Rockin’ For West Papua is a worldwide music, arts and cultural festival of events raising awareness of the genocide and human rights abuses on the indigenous people of West Papua, presented by Rize Of The Morning Star.

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Featured Filmmaker: Ko Thaid Dhi

Featured Filmmaker: Ko Thaid Dhi

by EM News last modified October 10, 2016

We interview Ko Thaid Dhi, a prominent filmmaker from Myanmar and founder of the Wathann Film Festival.

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The Future of Protecting Journalists

The Future of Protecting Journalists

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified October 10, 2016

The following are some reflections of mine after attending a dialogue titled, ‘Secure the News: A Dialogue on How to Protect the Future of Journalism’ at RightsCon 2016.

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Snowden: Systemic Problems Need Systemic Change

Snowden: Systemic Problems Need Systemic Change

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified August 19, 2016

A dialogue between Ronald J. Deibert and Edward Snowden at Rightscon 2016.

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Camp Chindwin

Camp Chindwin

by EM News last modified May 16, 2016

Camp Chindwin brought together 33 video activists, filmmakers and citizen journalists from Southeast Asia to a camp in Myanmar from 3-6 June 2015.

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Video4Change

Video4Change

by EM News last modified May 16, 2016

The Video4Change Network is a global alliance of organisations developing the use of video and technology for human rights, social justice and environmental change.

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Open Call: Good Pitch² Southeast Asia

Open Call: Good Pitch² Southeast Asia

by EM News last modified June 07, 2016

EngageMedia supports InDocs as an Outreach Partner for the first Good Pitch² in Southeast Asia.

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Featured Filmmaker: Thet Oo Muang

Featured Filmmaker: Thet Oo Muang

by EM News last modified April 25, 2016

Thet Oo Maung (Tom) is a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Myanmar whose works have been acclaimed internationally. This is our exclusive interview with him.

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Featured Filmmaker: Joseph Israel Laban

Featured Filmmaker: Joseph Israel Laban

by EM News last modified April 15, 2016

Joseph Laban, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker from the Philippines talks to us about the successes and obstacles in his journey so far.

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A Colourful Experience at Barcamp Yangon

by EM News last modified February 12, 2016

The seventh Barcamp in Yangon, Myanmar, called the “Colorful Barcamp”, was held at the MICT Park with over 5000 participants from 30-31 January 2016.

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Dare to Dream Workshop Call for Observers

by EM News last modified February 11, 2016

Dare to Dream is a series of breathtaking and provocative documentaries about the hopes and frustrations of the young generation of Asia. The documentaries are produced through a unique workshop environment with internationally-acclaimed documentary experts.

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The Plight of Myanmar’s Street Children

by EM News last modified March 11, 2016

Every year, the 31st of January is recognized as Street Children's Day. We at EngageMedia would like to commemorate this day by highlighting some videos on street children in Myanmar.

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Featured Filmmaker: Asrida Elisabeth

Featured Filmmaker: Asrida Elisabeth

by EM News last modified February 22, 2016

Asrida Elisabeth, an alumni of Papuan Voices, recently won the award for Best Documentary Film at Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD 2015) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This is EngageMedia's exclusive interview with her.

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Filmmaker of the Month: Asrida Elisabeth (Indonesian)

Filmmaker of the Month: Asrida Elisabeth (Indonesian)

by EM News last modified January 07, 2016

Cerita film di layar mengingatkan penonton kepada situasi nyata pengalaman hidup sehari-hari. Mereka selalu mengkaitkan film dengan konteks dimana mereka hidup.

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Digital Freedom and Privacy Under Attack in Indonesia

Digital Freedom and Privacy Under Attack in Indonesia

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified January 10, 2016

Indonesia is slipping back to darker days in its history when restrictions and surveillance were more prevalent.

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Is there a Bright Future for Myanmar?

by Kyalyi last modified November 20, 2015

After spending 15 years under house-arrest, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, now 70, and her party the National League for Democracy, have won more than 75 percent of the seats in parliament. "It's not finished yet", she was quoted as saying in a recent interview, making it clear that this was not the end, but the beginning.

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