On media killings and digital safety: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (October 15 to November 15, 2022)

VIETNAM, THAILAND LEAD IN ASEAN MOBILE EXPERIENCE WHILE PH LAGS: REPORT The Philippines ranked at the bottom in five measures and second to last in a further two categories. Vietnam’s Download Speed Experience score was 9.5 Mbps (57.1%) faster than the Philippines. Read more here. ROMUALDEZ ASSURES SWIFT PASSAGE OF Read more…

On the national press freedom day, joint venture deal, and digitalization: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (August 16-31, 2022)

ON THE FIRST OBSERVATION OF NATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM DAY The Philippines observes its first National Press Freedom Day today, August 30, 2022, after former president Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11699 on April 13. However, we recognize that continued media repression, threats to free expression, and journalists’ Read more…

On the vision for tech, better internet speed, and online (and offline) violence: The FMA Digital Rights Roundup (July 16-31, 2022)

DIGITAL SERVICES TAX, DIGITAL GOV’T SERVICES: TECH PRIORITIES FROM SONA 2022 President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday, July 25, addressed Congress in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), with some points of his 74-minute speech touching on technology-related issues. President Marcos Jr.’s 19 priority bills include the E-Government Read more…