Andrew Lowenthal

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Andrew Lowenthal

University Associate
Media | School of Creative Arts and Media

The Media School , Hobart CBD Campuses

6226 2170 (phone)

Andrew Lowenthal is the Co-founder and Executive Director of EngageMedia, an non-profit organisation that support digital rights, open technology and video for change in the Asia-Pacific.

Andrew was previously a Fellow at Harvard’s Film Studies Center and Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and MIT’s Open Documentary Lab. In 2015, he was a Ford Foundation JustFilms Fellow.

His research interests include the shifting configuration of power, sovereignty, order, and identity, as driven by internet and communications technologies, as well as more practical concerns around video advocacy and digital rights.


Andrew grew up in Tasmania and spent his 20s and 30s living and working in a wide variety of places including Thailand, Indonesia, the UK, USA, and Italy. Since 2005 he has led EngageMedia, building offices in the Philippines and Indonesia, a team of more than 30 people, hosting dozens of international events and conducting hundreds of workshops in video, digital security, digital rights and much more.

Career summary



Thesis title



Date of award

Bachelor of Media Arts


Deakin University



Languages (other than English)

Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, Italian

Administrative expertise

Andrew has been the Executive Director of EngageMedia since 2005. In that time he has grown the organisation to a staff of almost 25, overseen dozens of international events, led technology and fundraised almost 10m AUD.


Open technology
Digital security
Citizen journalism
Video for change
Southeast Asia

Research Appointments

Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, 2013-15

Fellow, Open Documentary Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013-15
Fellow, Film Studies Center, Harvard University, 2015/16