The Video4Change Network is seeking to grow our membership and is inviting other organizations to apply to join.
Today, a growing number of videographers and vloggers are shifting towards mobile gadgets to edit their videos for a variety of reasons. With the performance capabilities of smartphones and tablets becoming comparable to laptops, using a more portable device like a smartphone or tablet allows content creators in the field to produce top-quality videos.
The Indonesian government has been routinely accused of restricting freedom of expression in Indonesia, Papua, and West Papua. Adding to such threats against freedom of expression is the June 24, 2020 verdict against Papuan Voices journalist and filmmaker Assa Asso (also known as Stracky Yally), who was sentenced by the Indonesian government to one year in prison for committing treason when he documented on his Facebook account the same anti-racism protests that transpired in August and September 2019.
Bukti terancamnya kebebasan berekspresi di Indonesia ini diperkuat dengan dijatuhkannya hukuman kepada Assa Asso (yang juga dikenal sebagai Stracky Yally), seorang jurnalis dan sineas dari organisasi Papuan Voices, pada tanggal 24 Juni 2020. Assa Asso dijatuhi hukuman penjara selama satu tahun atas dugaan makar ketika dia mendokumentasikan protes anti-rasisme yang terjadi di bulan Agustus dan September 2019 melalui akun Facebooknya.
As a Network, we have seen video being put to work in trying to document and raise awareness for moments of hope and solidarity, but also to address and lay bare moments of abuse of power and violent authoritarianism that have followed in the wake of COVID-19 societal restrictions. The July 2020 Video4Change Network update will highlight notable efforts by the Video4Change Network members.