BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//EuroSEAS 2021//EN X-WR-CALNAME:EuroSEAS 2021 BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/Prague X-LIC-LOCATION:Europe/Prague BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0200 DTSTART:19700329T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=-1SU END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0200 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 DTSTART:19701025T030000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=10;BYDAY=-1SU END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20220517T185300 UID:euroseas-2021-from-digital-divide-to-techno-elitists-social-movement-updates-on-digital-activism-in-southeast-asia SUMMARY:(P28) From digital divide to techno-elitists’ social movement: Updates on digital activism in Southeast Asia LOCATION:K10 | 2.40 DESCRIPTION:The advancement of techno-driven social changes in Southeast As ia is currently being challenged by various factors, varies from digital di vide to the government’s censorship over the digital sphere. Yet, people ar e further employing social media platforms creatively to exercise their soc io-political agendas. This panel covers three different cases of contempora ry digital activism in Southeast Asia. First paper discusses how the indige nous peoples of Sarawak, Malaysia utilize Facebook as a medium of resistanc e regarding their native customary rights (NCR) land and deforestation issu es. Second paper examines how Indonesian Muslim middle-class and faith-base d charity organizations re-organize their fundraising strategies via social media, mainly to minimize economic hardship (caused by Covid-19 pandemic) of lower income communities in the country. The third paper provides a comp arison of students’ protests in Indonesia and Thailand in how these digital natives\npowered themselves with social media playfully, not only to furth er amplify their political messages but also to avoid direct confrontation with their government’s censorship laws. Here we argue that despite various barriers, Southeast Asian digital activists try to renegotiate their relat ionships with digital media to overcome those obstacles. Further consequenc es of such strategies are also discussed in each paper. URL: DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Prague:20210910T110000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/Prague:20210910T123000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR