The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) was established on 27 June 2013 in line with the increasing judicial harassment of expression in the digital space in Southeast Asia. From our initial activities of monitoring, advocacy, and solidarity on freedom of expression on the Internet, since 2018 SAFENet has expanded its work to fight for all digital rights, including the rights to access the Internet, the rights to exercise freedom of expression, and the rights to be safe in online spaces.
SAFEnet has consistently advocated for victims of digital rights violations and been active in advocating for Internet policies to include human rights perspectives. Since 2019, SAFEnet has also provided holistic security training (physical, psycho-social, and digital) for vulnerable/at-risk groups in Indonesia and Southeast Asia to build their resilience towards increasingly digital repression.
The realization of a digital space that upholds human rights values for all.
Defending for digital rights in Southeast Asia, including the rights to access the Internet, the rights to have freedom of expression, and the rights to be safe in online spaces.
In its efforts to defend for digital rights, SAFEnet’s implements four main programs:
- Run policy advocacy to support the fulfillment of digital rights;
- Provide support for victims of digital rights abuses;
- Enhance capacity building for civil society on digital rights; and
- Raise solidarity for civil society who are fighting for human rights in digital spaces.