Founded in 1987, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) assists citizens and communities, especially civil society organizations (CSOs) and other disadvantaged sectors, in the strategic and appropriate use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for democratization and popular empowerment.


A vibrant and socially progressive Philippines and global community composed of and nurtured by the interaction of informed citizens, and empowered communities promoting the realization of human rights in information societies, towards equitable and sustainable human development.


FMA exists to enable the empowerment of civil society and social movements in the information age by  advocating for democratic governance of ICTs; human rights in digital environments; equitable and safe access to and responsible use of ICTs; gender-transformative perspectives, policies and practices – through critical and meaningful engagement with development stakeholders.