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…

On the celebration of press freedom, e-transactions, and the financial capital for 2022 polls: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

May 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. 345,000 sensitive legal documents from the Philippines government have been exposed online A total of 345,000 confidential Philippine court records were made publicly Read more…

On profiling, press freedom, and the digital divide: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

April 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. Two lawyers appointed as usec, asec at DICT The Department of Information and Communications Technology has named two young lawyers as undersecretary and Read more…

On cyber attacks, repression of dissent, and building alliances: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

With anti-terror law, red-tagged campus press struggle to report during pandemic Since 2010, the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) has reported nearly 1,000 violations of campus press freedom and threats to campus publications have become more severe with the COVID-19 pandemic and the passage of anti-terror law. They also mentioned that Read more…

On the spread of disinformation, measures against online abuse, digital habits and transactions: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (March 16-31, 2021)

The FMA Digital Rights Roundup contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. SC reports 80% success rate for 170,000 videocon hearings From May 4, 2020 to January 8, 2021, 27,000 courts around the country held 170,000 videocon hearings. The Supreme Court issued Administrative Circular Read more…