Donny B.U. is creating a suite of strategies that put Indonesia’s 38 million Internet users in charge of their own freedom of expression. His Internet Sehat (Healthy Internet) project encourages responsible Internet use by engaging many thousands of teachers, parents, and students to improve their online literacy and skills through various training and workshops in partnership with schools or held openly in public places. As part of this training, citizens encounter and agree to a “virtual code of conduct” that discourages the negative excesses of online activity.
1. You have just been elected as an Ashoka Fellow. What impact has that had on your work?
Being selected as an Ashoka Fellow is a respected award for the whole team, not just me alone. And its impact, in addition to expanding the network, can also inject us with the spirit to work harder and smarter.