How will mandatory SIM Card Registration impact women’s rights?

Mandatory SIM card registration poses risks to multiple fundamental human rights. Among others, it will mandate  people to register their social media accounts. Most notably, freedom of expression, as well as the protection that anonymity gives to journalists, activists, human rights defenders, whistleblowers, and government critics, will be affected. The Read more…

GenderScoop: Online violence as ‘real-world violence’, surfacing feminist lens on the borderlessness of the Internet

GenderScoop is a monthly digest on gender & ICT in the Philippines March 2022 scoop: Recognizing online violence as ‘real-world violence’, surfacing feminist lens on the borderlessness of the Internet What we gather this month: Manifestations of online gender-based violence (OGBV). Incidence of ICT-facilitated trafficking and gendered disinformation continued. Election disinformation efforts target to damage Robredo’s Read more…

ON ELECTION DISINFORMATION, SMARTMATIC LEAK AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE ACT: THE FMA DIGITAL RIGHTS ROUNDUP

DUTERTE SIGNS AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC SERVICE ACT President Duterte has signed into law the measure amending the Public Service Act (PSA), saying this will help the economy recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his speech, the President thanked Congress for the “timely ratification of the amendment of Read more…

ON SATELLITE INTERNET SERVICES, CYBER ATTACKS AND CYBER LIBEL: THE FMA DIGITAL RIGHTS ROUNDUP

‘EVEN RIZAL USED A PSEUDONYM’: DUTERTE URGED TO VETO SIM CARD REGISTRATION OVER PRIVACY CONCERNS Internet freedom and ICT rights advocacy group Democracy.Net.PH on Wednesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte through a written petition to veto the SIM Card Registration Act, saying it has flawed and unclear provisions that violate freedom Read more…

GenderScoop: Safer internet? Combatting online persecution of women, exploitation of girls, and the dangers of SIM registration

GenderScoop is a monthly digest on gender & ICT in the Philippines February 2022 scoop: Weaponization of ICT against women and girls, initiatives for safer and inclusive internet, and clamor regarding the SIM card registration bill What we gather this month: State initiatives. Policy efforts on recognizing online dimension of gender-based violence Read more…

On Fake News, Cybercrime, and Vetoing the SIM Card Registration Act: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup

February 16-28, 2022 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’s Mandatory SIM Card Registration Threatens Privacy and Free Speech The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act, ratified recently by the Philippine Read more…

Veto the SIM Card Registration Bill, Protect Fundamental Human Rights

#VetoSimCardReg #VetoSocMedReg We, a group of concerned organizations and individuals from all over the world, call on Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, to veto the country’s proposed SIM Card Registration Act given the serious threat it poses to human rights, particularly the right to privacy and free expression. If enacted, it Read more…