On the efforts to broaden internet access in the Philippines, spam text messages, and fighting historical distortion: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

November 16-30, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Service interruption hits Converge ICT Solutions Internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. confirmed a service interruption following complaints from subscribers. Subscribers in Read more…

News Release: Women ‘sound off’ drums to demand for President Duterte’s Accountability in VAW

Leaders and members of the World March of Women-Pilipinas, a network of organizations of women from the basic sectors and with different advocacies, kicked off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, November 24, through a press conference followed by drums and protest performance at the Quezon City Memorial Read more…

On deep fake campaigning, internet economy, and digitalization roadblocks: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

November 1-15, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Comelec’s Jimenez: Integrity pledge bars deep fakes in Eleksyon 2022 The Commission on Elections is expected to hold candidates accountable if they use Read more…

The Info War Against Women in Politics: How Social Media is Weaponized Against Female Politicians, Journalists, and (Ultimately) Democracy

“They attack your physicality, your sexuality. When you are denigrated, and stripped of dignity in this way, how can you maintain your credibility?”  – Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2021, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler  Amid coronavirus lockdowns, the Internet and social media have proved to be Read more…

Gendered Disinformation: Attacking Women for Being Female, Online, and Politically Outspoken

TRIGGER WARNING: Violence, sexual abuse With nearly 74 million Internet users (67.0% of the Philippine population) and 89 million social media users (equivalent to 80.7% of the total population), information and communication technology (ICT), especially smartphones, continue to make large and lasting impacts in how Filipinos communicate, interact with one Read more…

On digital gender gap, voices of dissent, growth in e-commerce, and rising cases of cybercrime in the Philippines: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

October 16-31, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. 63 percent of Filipino adults are internet users — Pulse Asia survey Sixty-three percent of Filipino adults use the internet, with 59 percent Read more…

On the nation’s digital landscape, online propaganda, and the fight against historical distortion: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

October 1-15, 2021 The Digital Rights Roundup, published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives, contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Philippines’ digital competitiveness slips The Philippines dropped three spots in IMD business school’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2021. The country fell to 57th Read more…