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…

Internet access, pending proposed measures, disinformation, and data breach: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (March 1-15, 2021)

The FMA Digital Rights Roundup contains regular updates on what Filipinos need to know about their digital rights. Gatchalian calls out telcos’ constant poor internet service After reiterating that over three months have lapsed since President Rodrigo Duterte’s ultimatum to telcos to improve their services, Senator Win Gatchalian expressed that Read more…

November 25 marks International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Violence Against Women (VAW)

Since 1991, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence has been held every year from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), to December 10, Human Rights Day.  In the Philippines, the campaign runs until December 12. Proclamation No. 1172 declares November 25 Read more…