This project was funded by Internews with the goal of increasing the youth’s understanding of their role as stakeholders in advocating for freedom of expression, as well as strengthen their capacity and that of civil society’s to advocate more effectively for freedom of expression. Projek Dialog’s role is to come up with a creative solution for this goal.
Projek Dialog achieved this goal through board-game based guided discussions, workshops, and forums where university students and communities are able to discuss FoE issues in an engaging and safe environment, with expert facilitation from trained student facilitators. The Otak Jam! board game is a collaboration with Codenames Malaysia and Orangutan Games.
The game delves into sensitive concepts such as human rights, political activism, race and religion, LGBTQ identities, sex education and restrictive laws on freedom of expression in a safe space where students can actively participate and engage with other students on these topics, while encouraging critical thinking about the information they consume.