When it comes to internet rights in Asia, where is the wind blowing?

Our Executive Director Liza Garcia actively joined in the recently concluded Regional Consultation on the State of Freedom of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the the Internet in Asia. Below is the summary of discussions and takeaways shared by Sheetal Kumar (GPD), Geetha Hariharan, Pavitra Ramanujam (APC), Gayatri Khandhadai Read more…

Women Learn The Basics

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY |  Generally, Digital Literacy is the set of competencies required for full participation in knowledge society. It includes knowledge, skills and behaviors involving the effective use of digital devices such as computer desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets for the purpose of communications, seeking job opportunity, expression, collaboration, education Read more…

Philippines in the UPR: Misrepresentations and Myopic Responses

This year, the Philippines is undergoing its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC). The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) submitted a UPR stakeholder report on the state of digital rights in the Philippines together with the Association of Progressive Communications (APC), as well as Read more…

Women’s Rights Online: Digital Gender Gap Audit Officially Released

  On September 12, 2016, World Wide Web Foundation officially announced and released the report cards that assess progress on closing the digital gender divide in ten countries:Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Colombia, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The Gender Program of Foundation for Media Alternatives led the Philippine process. The Read more…

PH women reps in Macau for Asia’s annual Internet Governance Forum

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance (APrIGF) on 1–3 July 2015 gathered around 300 participants from 27 countries to discuss the different facets and issues on Internet Governance in the Asia Pacific region. Representatives from the civil society, tech, and government from the Philippines attended this year’s Forum in Macau Read more…