Nearly 130 Public Interest Organizations and Experts Urge the United Nations to Include Human Rights Safeguards in Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty

EFF and Human Rights Watch, along with nearly 130 organizations and academics working in 56 countries, regions, or globally, urged members of the Ad Hoc Committee responsible for drafting a potential United Nations Cybercrime Treaty to ensure human rights protections are embedded in the final product. The first session of the Ad Read more…

Letter to the UN Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Criminal Purposes

December 22, 2021 H.E. Ms Faouzia Boumaiza Mebarki Chairperson Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Criminal Purposes Your Excellency, We, the undersigned organizations and academics, work to protect and advance human rights, online and offline. Efforts to 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 the shift to digital governance, measure to control troll farms, and distance learning woes: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

September 15-30, 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. Bill seeks to make SIM card registration mandatory Senator Mary Grace Natividad S. Poe-Llamanzares has sponsored a measure, Senate Bill (SB) No. 2395 Read more…

A Pandemic as Vector for State Surveillance and Other Abuses

A Pandemic as Vector for State Surveillance and Other Abuses This comprehensive report documents and analyzes various initiatives introduced by the Philippine government during this public health crisis, particularly those that significantly impact privacy and data protection. Publication date: September 2021 DOWNLOAD: A Pandemic as Vector for State Surveillance and Read more…

On Independence Day protests, social media campaigning, and digital infrastructure programs: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

June 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. Internet speed accelerates in May The Philippines’ internet speed continued to accelerate in May as compared to the prior month due to the Read more…

On press censorship, digital economy, and the ‘new normal’: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

May 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. Gov’t asked to put teeth to legislation on IP protection MSMEs should look into investing in intellectual property (IP) protection as not giving Read more…