GenderScoop: Reaching for inclusivity, leveraging platforms for empowerment and fight vs. disinformation

GenderScoop is a monthly digest on gender & ICT in the Philippines May 2022 scoop: Reaching for inclusivity, leveraging platforms for empowerment and fight vs. disinformation What we gather this month: Manifestations of gender-based violence (OGBV) offline and online. Reports of various forms of gender-based violence continued. How responsive are laws in the Read more…

On Election Standards, Defending Freedom of Speech and Press Freedom, and Upholding Historical Truth: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (May 16-31, 2022)

INT’L OBSERVERS: MAY 9 PH VOTE FALLS SHORT OF FREE, FAIR ELECTION STANDARDS The election was “not free and fair”. Séverine De Laveleye, a Belgian parliamentarian, said this as she presented the interim report of the International Observer Mission (IOM) on the May 9 elections. The IOM, which was launched Read more…

On Election Hacking Attempts, Disinformation in Social Media Platforms, and Vote Buying: The FMA Digital Rights Round-up (May 1-15, 2022)

PPCRV FINDS 1.6% MISMATCH IN ELECTION RETURNS The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the private sector partner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported mismatches between the printed election returns (ERs) and those sent to the poll body’s transparency server. Van dela Cruz, the spokesperson for the PPCRV, Read more…

GenderScoop: Elections, disinformation against women, and fighting for ‘digital rights’

April 2022 Scoop: Elections, disinformation against women, and fighting for ‘digital rights’ What we gather this month: Manifestations of online gender-based violence (OGBV). Incidence of OGBV continued, pressing concerns on safe online spaces for women.  Danish national nabbed for sharing photos, videos of Filipino wife “The victim told authorities that the suspect allegedly shared Read more…

On the veto of the SIM Card Registration Ace, Election-related initiatives, and the Junking of Cyberlibel Raps: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (April 16-30, 2022)

DUTERTE VETOES SIM REGISTRATION BILL DUE TO MANDATORY REGISTRATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the proposed Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act, Malacañang said on April 15. The provision ordering the mandatory registration of social media accounts prompted Duterte to veto the measure, acting presidential Read more…

Malapit na ang eleksyon! Anong meron? Makilahok sa mga ganap ng Foundation for Media Alternatives

Malapit na ang eleksyon! Sundan ang mga usapin at makilahok sa mga ganap ng FMA sa susunod na linggo. April 22 (Bukas) – Philippine Digital Rights Electoral Agenda | Youth Launch kasama ang UP Internet Freedom Network – via Facebook Live and YouTube Live April 28 (Martes) – Twitter’s Policy Efforts on Fair Read more…

Women’s Rights Advocates Condemn the Objectification of Women at a UniTeam Rally

A video taken from a BBM-Sara rally is currently being shared in various social media platforms. The video features a scantily clad woman dancing provocatively as some form of entertainment during the official campaign activity. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this flagrant objectification of women, on the very Read more…

On Meta’s Takedowns, the COMELEC Task Force and Election Information Disorder: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup | April 1-15, 2022

COMELEC FORMS TASK FORCE TO GO AFTER PEDDLERS OF FALSE INFO VS POLL BODY The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc approved the creation of a task force that seeks to crack down on individuals and entities propagating election-related disinformation – specifically against the poll body. Commissioner George Garcia said Read more…

World March of Women-Pilipinas condemns in the strongest manner possible the lewd and pornographic sites set up by unscrupulous groups

The World March of Women-Pilipinas for Leni, through its national coordinator, Jean Enriquez, condemns in the strongest manner possible the lewd and pornographic sites set up by unscrupulous groups who consider the Leni-Kiko campaigners as enemies. “This is the legacy of sexism, machismo, and misogyny of the current administration that Read more…