Defend your internet. Keep it open, and keep it free. Here’s how you can take action:
- Write to your MP expressing your concern.
Here’s a handy guide by Cilisos explaining how. And here’s a sample letter you can use to start with. Parliamentary session starts on May 16, so the soooner you can write the letter, the better.
- Join discussions and conversations about this issue.
The more we talk about it, the more we can understand how this might affect us. The problem with laws is that sometimes it seems like it doesn’t affect us, until it does. Because we all use the Internet in one way or another, chances are, this is going to affect our experience online. Don’t leave it until you encounter the “Makluman” page everywhere you go. Also, the more we talk about it, the more the government has to pay attention because it’s something that the public is interested in.#NetMerdeka will be hosting tweetchats and Google hangout discussions about this topic. But you can also start your own, start talking to your friends, colleagues, community. Email us if you want to share with us your conversation so it can be added to the campaign. Use the hashtag #NetMerdeka so that we are all having the same conversation and making it louder.
- Share, tweet, post
You have the power to make this an important issue. Share, tweet, post, talk about this issue with your friends and networks. Use the #NetMerdeka hashtag.
- Make some content
Write a blog post, create a meme, make a vlog, draw a comic, design an image – state your opinion by exercising your right to expression (while you still can!). Share it by using the #NetMerdeka hashtag or email us. Make some noise!
- Contribute to the People’s Charter of Internet Rights and Freedoms
Instead of waiting for the government to tell us what is the kind of Internet we deserve, we should let the government know what kind of Internet we want.The #NetMerdeka coalition is starting a people-driven process to write up a list of things that we want our Internet to be – and this starts from you. What kind of Internet do you want? Should it be free from censorship? Should it be respectful of differences and not be filled with racist/sexist/etc-ist speech? Should users have the responsibility to choose and decide what kind of information they want to access, not a gatekeeper body? Should it be as enabling to innovation and entrepreneurship as possible? Share your thoughts here.