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AUGUST NEWSLETTER

UPCOMING...
Final Call - Join the EngageMedia Survey
Thanks to everyone who has completed our strategic planning survey! For those of you who have yet to plow through it, you have till midnight, Friday 6 August to do so. This is your chance to help shape the ever evolving EngageMedia. The survey can be found here.

Makassar Tour
From August 26 to August 31, EngageMedia will be touring to the Indonesian city of Makassar, running a series of workshops as well as a film screening. The tour aims to improve the video distribution and promotion skills of local activists and independent film makers. The training will be delivered in Indonesian.

If you are interested in attending or receiving a workshop please contact us. Also watch out for the video blog reports of the tour on EngageMedia.org and stay tuned to the site for details of the screening.

RECENTLY...
The People's Media Festival
From July 22-25 Combine Resource Institution held Jagongang Media Rakyat 2010 (The People's Media Festival) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The festival brought together dozens of progressive media organisations, primarily from Java, to present and discuss people orientated approaches to media production and distribution ... more

T4RA Climate Workshop and DVD
As part of the Time For Real Action project, representatives from Greenpeace, Jatam, Glow Alliance, Javin, Airputih, Profauna, Forum Lenteng, Telapak, and 2 videomakers from Papua attended a workshop in Jakarta hosted by EngageMedia at SEL 49, July 24th, 2010.

Participants discussed their current video distribution strategies and brainstormed about new tools and spaces for more effective and sustainable ways to distribute their messages about climate change. The full schedule from the day is here.

Time For Reel Action T4RA, a DVD video compilation of Asia-Pacific Climate Change stories is now available for purchase online at AUD$15 (+GST for Australian orders) via PayPal (inclusive of postage and handling to anywhere). All money received is allocated to our Climate Crisis program supporting strategic distribution workshops for climate activists in the Asia-Pacific.

Dispatch from ICA Singapore 2010
EngageMedia's Southeast Asia Editor, Enrico Aditjondro, was a representative in the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Singapore ... more

Available for Re-Use: Bird Flu Animations
FAO Avian Influenza Control Programme uses creative commons license to publish and distribute its educational animations on EngageMedia ... more

Toward Governance of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Ford Foundation Indonesia and Samdhana Institute invited Indonesian partner programs to explore news ways of making rural communities the direct beneficiaries of sustainable development. EngageMedia joined the event, which took place at Duson Gamoh, Dayurejo Village, Pasuruan, East Java, from 27-30 July 2010 ... more
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

This month we highlight issues from Malaysia. Increasing exposure to native customary right to land in Sarawak could tip the balance of power in forthcoming elections. In West Malaysia peaceful, candle light vigils calling for an end to the Internal Security Act end in violence and arrests.
More videos from Malaysia


We Can't Eat The Road
Bidayuh from Upper Bengoh, near Kuching, the Sarawak capital, travel to the Bakun Dam Resettlement Scheme and hear from the resettled Kenyah about their experiences and see first hand the results of resettlement.


No Damn Right
The moving story of two time Internal Security Act detainee, Saari Sungip and his wife, Aliza as they share their bitter sweet experience of fighting for justice as a family.


What Rainforest?
When bulldozers mowed over the ancestral farmlands of Kampung Lebor, Segan Anak Degon stood his ground and defended his land.


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