OONI Community Interviews: Siti Nurliza

Today we are thrilled to publish an interview with Siti Nurliza: a talented data analyst and technologist with Sinar Project, one of our most dedicated and long-term partners who have led OONI censorship measurement efforts in Southeast Asia for more than 6 years!

Sinar Project is a civic tech initiative using open technology, open data and policy analysis to systematically make important information public and more accessible to the Malaysian people. Over the years, we collaborated with Sinar Project on measuring and reporting on internet censorship in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Myanmar through the use of OONI tools and data.

Now that Sinar Project has Siti – a talented data analyst with extensive expertise with OONI data – they independently lead censorship measurement and reporting efforts in Southeast Asia in collaboration with their regional partners.

Notably, they established the Internet Monitoring Action Project (iMAP) project to monitor and report on internet censorship (through the use of OONI tools and data) in 10 countries: Cambodia, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

As part of her work on the iMAP project, Siti does incredible work supporting communities in Southeast Asia to use OONI tools, she analyzes OONI measurements collected from the region to identify censorship events, and she provides OONI data analysis support for regional advocacy efforts.

Based on Siti’s OONI data analysis, the iMAP project publishes annual “State of Internet Censorship” reports which cover the state of internet censorship all over the region:

Learn more about the iMAP 2023 Internet Censorship Reports by watching their online launch event.

We’ll be publishing more interviews with community members over the next months. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay tuned!