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…

Online lenders, expensive internet, digital dilemmas: The FMA Digital Rights Report

Here’s what you need to know this week: The National Privacy Commission took decisive action when it banned 26 lending apps that unlawfully process lenders’ personal data and publicly shame them for unpaid debts. The NPC ordered the following online lending companies to stop processing personal data: Cash bus, Cash Read more…

Call for applications: Imagine a Feminist Internet Southeast Asia Workshop

Can you imagine a feminist internet? The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and EMPOWER-Malaysia, with the support of Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will be holding the a three-day collaborative workshop on Imagine a Feminist Internet in Southeast Asia+ (IFI-SEA+) that will take Read more…