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 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…

Amid social media crisis, internet freedom in PH continues to decline

Every year, Freedom House publishes assessments on global internet freedom. This year, the report is titled “The Crisis of Social Media,” highlighting how social media spaces have been exploited due to lack of regulations in terms of their susceptibility to be utilized as tools for “political distortion and social control.” Read more…