Online Gender-Based Violence in the Philippines: 2023 Yearend Report

Violence against women and girls is an alarming issue that occurs within and beyond the online sphere. The rapid evolution of technology may often mean progress and convenience, but existing digital tools have also lent themselves to the proliferation of online gender-based violence (OGBV).  Though violence targeting one’s gender is Read more…

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On cybercrime, disinformation, and Internet access: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (December 1-31, 2023)

BIZ BUZZ: NPC READIES CHARGES VS PHILHEALTH OFFICIALS FOR DATA LEAK The government’s data privacy watchdog has apparently seen merit in sanctioning the highest officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for the data leak back in October that involved over 180 million records of personal data of its members. Read more…

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[GenderScoop] October is Cybersecurity Month!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month may not be everyone’s favorite holiday but for civil society organizations, the cybersecurity industry, and digital rights advocates, it can inspire the same love-hate relationship that most people have.  Over the years, the Foundation for Media Alternatives has been educating communities by creating online spaces. Check our Read more…

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[September 2023] FMA celebrates International Literacy Day, hopes for better digital literacy education among youth

FMA in the News! FMA releases the Digital Rights Report 2022 This edition of the Digital Rights Report from the Foundation for Media Alternatives documented the events, trends, and changes that had transpired in the digital space over the course of 2022. Building on the previous annual reports, this paper aims to offer a Read more…

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[August Issue] Why Press Freedom Matters to Women and Gender Development?

August 30 was declared National Press Freedom Day under Republic Act 11699 to honor the father of  Philippine journalism, Marcelo H. Del Pilar.  Despite this Philippine government initiative, our press freedom is continuously under siege. The Philippines’ ranking in the World Press Freedom Index dropped this year, to nine places ending 147th Read more…

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When sharing isn’t caring: how period trackers endanger women’s privacy

The rise of the femtech industry saw the emergence of different apps, services, and startups that make use of technology to deliver solutions to female-specific healthcare needs.  Among the innovations in women’s healthcare, period tracker apps have amassed an estimated 50 million users worldwide. In 2020 alone, period tracker app Read more…

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[GenderScoop] June is Pride Month and the breach of privacy poses real risks to the LGBTQ+ community. 

As June kicks off, you may notice a rainbow takeover. From online to your local high street, businesses, organizations, institutions, and services are showing their support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, plus (LGBT+) community for Pride Month 2023. FMA released a key message that breach of privacy poses real Read more…

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