Impact area Data & Digital Rights
Geographic focus Southeast Asia
Status Current Partner
Type Non-Profit
Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network/SAFEnet is a network of digital rights defenders in Southeast Asia which was established on 27 June 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. The establishment of SAFEnet was motivated by the widespread criminalisation of netizens because of its expression on the Internet after the enactment of Law No. 11 of 2008 concerning Information and Electronic Transactions (UU ITE). This prompted a number of bloggers, journalists, Internet governance experts, and activists to form this association. In 2018, SAFEnet began to widen the issue of advocacy towards the fulfilment of digital rights after previously only focusing on advocating freedom of expression on the Internet.
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Funding details

Primary impact area
Geographic focus
Amount committed (US$)
SAFEnet 2021 Project Agreement
Data & Digital Rights
Southeast Asia
US$ 199,900