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.
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.
Here at EngageMedia, we just released the pilot episode of “Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights” and are about to publish our second episode. After experiencing firsthand the intricacies of podcast production, we thought we’d share some of our learnings, especially since we wanted to use Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for the recording of the show. This short resource guide is also tailored for remote work — a new reality brought to us by the current times.
Egbert Wits, Project Manager at EngageMedia, published a guest blog at the UK-based Video activism platform One World Media discussing these, and other issues. The blog has been getting quite a few reactions and has stirred some debate.