Coconet is a platform for digital rights

movement building in Southeast Asia.

  • COVID-19 has raised some serious questions: Can privacy and public health security go hand in hand? Is it enough to use safeguards such as transparency and the use of intrusive technology only when absolutely necessary?...

  • EngageMedia worked with Dr. Jun-E Tan, an independent researcher and digital rights expert, to produce a blog post, a three-part series on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and human rights in Southeast Asia, and a video wrapping up the discourse for the whole engagement....

  • Members of the Coconet community took part in the fourth Myanmar Digital Rights Forum (MDRF), which focused on the importance of digital rights in the face of disinformation, internet shutdowns, and emerging technologies....

  • We are going to take a closer look on what can happen when AI is weaponised and used against civil and political rights (CPR) such as the right to life and self-determination, as well as individual freedoms of expression, religion, association, assembly, and so on....

  • By utilising humour and the shareability of memes, it becomes clear that memes can be used for the diffusion of information across the Internet because of their speed and capillarity on social media....

  • This is the second in a series of articles on the human rights implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of Southeast Asia, targeted at raising awareness and engagement of civil society on the topic....

  • Despite the rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) in our everyday life and communications, it is still little understood by much of civil society in Southeast Asia. What exactly is AI? And what are its current applications in the region? How do we relate these new technologies with risks of human rights violations? And what are the possible advocacy strategies?...

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is a topic that digital rights activists in the region are concerned about, but have little understanding of. At the moment, civil society has more questions than answers to the human rights implications of machine learning and massive amounts of data collected to train the machines....

  • "The security and well-being of activists need to be addressed both online and offline," says Zack Lee, the Asia grant officer of Voice....

  • Hija Kamran from Media Matters For Democracy, Pakistan, contemplates about the stories she heard from other activists at Coconet II...

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