Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights, is a podcast by EngageMedia dedicated to mainstreaming digital rights in the Asia-Pacific by amplifying regional voices and linking current affairs to issues on and related to digital rights. Find out more at EngageMedia.org/podcast.
Pretty Good Podcast Episode 20: Resilience Amid Oppression in Myanmar's Digital Coup
In this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, Asia-Pacific analyst and Access Now’s Myanmar lead Wai Phyo Myint elaborates on how these developments are affecting the efforts of Myanmar’s resilient digital rights actors, individuals, and organisations to restore democracy in the country. She also shares concrete ways that the international community can continue to or update their support for changemakers.
Pretty Good Podcast Episode 19: Understanding Data Justice
In this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, research consultant Dr Diani Citra and EngageMedia Digital Rights Program Officer for Indonesia Pradipa Rasidi share key insights from the report “The Techno-politics of Data Justice in Indonesia and the Philippines”. They discuss how civil society, technology groups, and affected communities in both countries understand data justice, as informed by their lived experiences, as well as the paths forward for future research and data governance strategies.
Pretty Good Podcast Episode 18: Reversing Radicalisation Online
In this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, author, filmmaker, and activist Noor Huda Ismail discusses the strategic online dissemination of extremist ideology in Southeast Asia. He zeroes in on how social media algorithms influence online radicalisation, and how using the same technology can help targeted individuals reintegrate back into society.
Pretty Good Podcast Episode 17: AI Governance in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia has historically been consumers of technology instead of providers. This often leaves the region at a disadvantage in adapting to and governing the technologies that it needs for growth, such as artificial intelligence (AI).
In this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, AI researcher Dr. Jun-E Tan expounds on her 2021 research with EngageMedia on AI governance in Southeast Asia, emphasising the importance of contextualising this technology based on what the region needs. Jun-E also discusses the need for Southeast Asian countries to look at existing mechanisms that are within their control, and how these can be used to govern AI technology in ways that protect their people.
Pretty Good Podcast Episode 16: Freedom of Religion and Expression Online in Indonesia (Part 2)
Pretty Good Podcast returns in 2022 with the second part of our series on freedom of religion and expression online in Indonesia. In this episode, accomplished Indonesian journalist and writer Feby Indirani shares her experience in advocating for such freedoms in the online space, from continued discussions on her books promoting religious tolerance to her current campaign, “Relax, It’s Just Religion”.
The two-part series is part of the Association for Progressive Communications’ (APC) Challenge project, with the aim of “challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia”.
Pretty Good Podcast Episode 15: Freedom of Religion and Expression Online in Indonesia (Part 1)
Pretty Good Podcast caps off its second season with a special two-part series on complexities of freedom of religion and expression online in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim majority and where minorities have historically been the subject of discrimination and hate speech. Our first episode, with academic Leonard Epafras of the Indonesian Consortium of Religious Studies in Yogyakarta, tackles the broader history of religion in the country, as well as zoning in on the youth’s experience of expressing their beliefs online.