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Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights

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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

14 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Episode 14: Can Open Source Video Platforms Challenge YouTube?

June 18th, 2021


With Big Tech monopolies owning many of the online services we regularly use, is there still a space (and an audience) for open source platforms and …

Episode 13: Australia's News Media Bargaining Code

May 13th, 2021


In early 2021, the Australian government enacted the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, which requires Facebook and Google to pay Australian media for their news content. On the one hand, the …

Episode 12: Freedom of Expression Online

April 26th, 2021


EngageMedia sits down with Mong Palatino, Southeast Asia and Oceania editor of the community media website Global Voices, to talk about the threats to freedom of expression on the internet. Most importantly, we ask …

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 11: A Conversation with a Pro-Democracy Activist in Myanmar

March 20th, 2021


Almost two months since the Myanmar military staged a coup that overthrew the country’s newly elected government, pro-democracy activists and civil society in the country continue to stage daily demonstrations. But …

Episode 10: Boosting Asia-Pacific voices in West-dominated tech discourse

March 11th, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic spurred on existing debates and developments on users’ privacy, government surveillance, and data monetisation. But what do all these mean for the Asia-Pacific? EngageMedia chats with Mishi …

Episode 9: The digital and democratic challenges in telling Myanmar's story

February 11th, 2021


There have been many reports on what is happening in Myanmar following the 2021 military coup, but more than ever we need to listen to stories from …

Episode 8: How Digital Rights Challenges Reflect Democratic Ones In Myanmar

November 24th, 2020


Following the recently concluded elections in Myanmar, EngageMedia sits down with Maung Zarni, Burmese scholar and co-founder of Forces of Renewal …

Episode 7: Protecting the stories of marginalised people in the digital space

November 5th, 2020


How can we ensure that marginalised communities in the region are safe to share their stories online? Bishakha Datta, Executive Director of Point of View, elaborates on how the challenges these groups face on the …

Episode 6: Youth and Online Activism at Thailand Protests

October 16th, 2020


Piyanut Kotsan, Director of Amnesty International Thailand, enumerates the human and digital rights issues and violations occurring during the recent …

Episode 5: What intermediary liability means for digital rights

September 16th, 2020


Shita Laksmi, executive director of Tifa Foundation, chats with EngageMedia about internet intermediary liability, particularly in regards to …

Episode 4: Communications Privacy: Big Tech vs Open Source

August 13th, 2020


On this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, we chat with Simon Harman and Sam de Silva from the Loki Foundation, makers of private messaging app Session, …

Episode 3: AI and its role in COVID-19 responses

July 14th, 2020


ARTICLE19 digital programme officer Vidushi Marda dissects the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the region's response to COVID-19 and what the …

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 2: Cyber libel and press freedom in the Philippines

June 24th, 2020


The second episode of Pretty Good Podcast delves deeper into the Philippine court cyber libel ruling against journalists Maria Ressa and Reynaldo …

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 1: Digital Rights and the Asia-Pacific

June 10th, 2020


On the pilot episode of Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights, EngageMedia chats with the Association for Progressive Communications executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, on the past, present, and future …

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