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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.
The Kalabia Marine Education Vessel is a floating alternative school that sails to every island in Raja Ampat, West Papua, and invites children to stay three days on it to learn about environmental conservation.
Kha is co-founder and animator at JOOSK Illustration, a team run by talented young digital artists in Myanmar. Kha is also part of the creative team at Democratic Voice of Burma's TV channel, and attended Camp Chindwin, our Southeast Asia Video Camp in Yangon earlier this year.
The NBFF Thanksgiving Special is almost over! The 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 300 films from over 50 different countries, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and an industry seminar series whose past participants have included Academy Award Winners Tom Cross (Whiplash) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), as well as Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast), John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), and Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave). THANKSGIVING SPECIAL ends NOVEMBER 27th. FEATURES: $60 SHORTS: $50 Enter your film now for the chance to be part of the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival! For more information, visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com
In partnership with EngageMedia, Sinar Project held a workshop to discuss digital rights in Malaysia.
Check out a live results map of the 2015 Myanmar election
On 9 October 2015, an independent news portal trained Anthropology students from the University of Cendrawasih, West Papua, in the basics of journalism writing.
The final heated days of campaigning is underway for Myanmar's general elections on 8 November, the country's first since 50 years of military rule. The big question on everyones mind: Who will be the next president of Myanmar?
Some photos from the Papuan Voices II screening at the UI Film Festival, held at Kampus Indonesia University, Depok, Jakarta from 14-18 September 2015. The new event is presented by the University's Cinematography Club to showcase young and talented Indonesian filmmakers.
Expert speakers at the Digital Laws Update, a public forum held in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 October 2015, presented their critique of pending internet laws in Thailand. The event was hosted by EngageMedia and the Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture.
In March 2015, EngageMedia partnered with Access and the Foundation for Media Alternatives to conduct RightsCon Southeast Asia, a digital rights conference that brought together 600 participants from the region and beyond. Over the three-day event, there were several side meetings to discuss country-specific issues and potential collaborations with regards to internet rights. One of the results of those meetings was an emerging Indonesian network of digital rights activists.
The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching! Enter your film now to be part of the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival! Start off your summer early in one of California’s top destinations, the beautiful coastline city of Newport Beach. Located within driving distance of Hollywood, the Festival hosts a large contingent of film industry professionals and creates an environment where filmmakers have the opportunity to interact personally with the best of the business. EARLY BIRD Deadline is OCTOBER 30th. FEATURES: $45 SHORTS: $40 The Festival will run from April 23rd to April 30th, 2016. Visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com to submit!
The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has started rolling out strategies for their campaign in the coming Myanmar elections on 8 November. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) confirmed that it will contest even if a constitutional measure barring Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president is not amended. In this blogpost, we highlight some videos on the ongoing political struggle.
A selection of films on the 1965 tragedy, where one million Indonesians were killed and scores more were imprisoned and tortured.
In August 2015, a West Papuan woman completed her stint as the first participant of our Video Residency program in Yogyakarta. The program is designed to enable filmmakers to advance their video production skills while expanding their networks in the larger video and film community in Indonesia.
Autumn Deadline Approaching! AUTUMN DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 25, 2015