FMA releases Digital Rights Report 2023; looks into the future of AI

On May 27, 2024, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) released the latest iteration of its Digital Rights Report titled “Internet Rights on the Edge: Navigating the Digital Landscape in Chaos,” which delved deep into how technology, especially the Internet, responded to the urgent crises that defined the year 2023.  Read more…

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On Digital Connectivity, AI, and Cybersecurity: The FMA Digital Rights Round-up (April 1-30, 2024)

NPC ISSUES NEW ORDERS ON DATA PROTECTION The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued guidelines creating a system that will govern the issuance of the Philippine Privacy Mark (PPM) certificates on public and private organizations and companies that handle and control personal data of Filipino subjects. PBBM SEEKS BEEFED-UP EFFORTS Read more…

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Papua New Guinea’s Digital Transformation: Understanding the Governance Structure

As the Pacific region is rapidly digitizing and embracing digital transformation, the newly available technology can empower Pacific citizens with greater access to information and networks. However, there is a lack of global and Pacific governance standards and norms on the digital economy and digital transformation. Digital governance encompasses the Read more…

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On the 30th PH Internet Anniversary, AI, and Online Gender-Based Violence: The FMA Digital Rights Round-up (March 1-31, 2024)

MICROSOFT TO TRAIN PHILIPPINE WOMEN IN AI, CYBERSECURITY The women will use an online platform to learn how to use Microsoft’s AI tools, including ones powered by OpenAI’s large language models, in order to gain workplace skills and to be able to recognize cybersecurity threats. TESDA,EDUCATION FIRM PARTNER TO OFFER Read more…

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Online Gender-Based Violence in the Philippines: 2023 Yearend Report

Violence against women and girls is an alarming issue that occurs within and beyond the online sphere. The rapid evolution of technology may often mean progress and convenience, but existing digital tools have also lent themselves to the proliferation of online gender-based violence (OGBV).  Though violence targeting one’s gender is Read more…

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On cybercrime, disinformation, and Internet access: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (December 1-31, 2023)

BIZ BUZZ: NPC READIES CHARGES VS PHILHEALTH OFFICIALS FOR DATA LEAK The government’s data privacy watchdog has apparently seen merit in sanctioning the highest officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for the data leak back in October that involved over 180 million records of personal data of its members. Read more…

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CEDAW Shadow Report: Duterte-Marcos Legacy to Marginalized Women (2023)

The CEDAW Shadow Report: Duterte-Marcos Legacy to Marginalized Women (2023) highlights the experiences of women in the marginalized sectors–women with disability, women living with HIV/AIDS, women migrant workers, indigenous people (IP) women, and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women (LBT) women–under the authoritarian regime where sexism, gender biases, gendered disinformation and Read more…

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CEDAW Shadow Report: Voices, Choices, Participation and Access to Justice: Weaving the Girl Child’s Experience (2023)

The CEDAW Shadow Report: Voices, Choices, Participation and Access to Justice: Weaving the Girl Child’s Experience (2023) highlights the experiences of marginalized girls–indigenous girls, girls with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) girls and girls from rural communities–under a continuum of gender-based violence and discrimination, leading to girls’ experiences of Read more…

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