Report

Mitigating disinformation in Southeast Asian elections

This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Report

Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse: an analysis of financial transactions

This preliminary study provides some insight into the nature and extent of child sexual abuse (CSA) live streaming behaviour among a cohort of Australians procuring such services from known facilitators in the Philippines. While there are important caveats to the findings, they provide useful insights...
Report

Tracking digital disinformation in the 2019 Philippine midterm election

Based on interviews with digital campaign strategists and ‘fake news’ producers, content tracking of social media posts by candidates and digital influencers, and big data analysis of online conversations, this research finds that digital operations are becoming more prevalent, strategically obscured, and influential in shaping...
Report

The Marawi crisis—urban conflict and information operations

Considering the centrality of ideology and information operations (IOs) in the future operating environment, the Marawi crisis offers an instructive case when preparing for the challenges of an evolving threat landscape. This report therefore examines both the capability aspects of kinetic hard power and the...
Report

'They just kill': ongoing extrajudicial executions and other violations in the Phillipines' 'war on drugs'

Amnesty International is calling on the Philippine government to immediately revise its current anti-drug policies which disproportionately target the poor, hold all those responsible for extrajudicial executions to account, and develop and implement a human rights-compliant drug policy.
Report

The Philippine energy transition

Electricity prices in the Philippines are the highest in South East Asia and utilities rely excessively on imported coal and diesel. This report attributes the country’s lack of ability to attract large investments in renewables to purchase agreements that protect fossil fuel interests in imported...
Working paper

Dignity in displacement: case studies from Afghanistan, Colombia, the Philippines and South Sudan

This project, by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), looks at dignity in displacement and aims to explore how affected people conceptualise dignity and their perceptions of whether humanitarian action has upheld or undermined their dignity.
Journal article

Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific: a decade of resistance

Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre marked its tenth anniversary with a wide-ranging public seminar discussing two of the region’s most critical media freedom crises. The ‘Journalism Under Duress in Asia-Pacific’ seminar in November 2017 examined media freedom and human rights in the Philippines...
Report

Urban climate action impacts framework

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.
Report

The responsibility to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in disasters and crises

More must be done to protect women, men and children from sexual and gender-based violence after disasters, say the authors of this report.