As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA stands by press freedom and free speech as fundamental to civil liberty, especially at a time when the very foundations of democracy are under threat.
There has been an increase in digital rights violations in Africa, such as arrests and intimidation of social media users. This was a recurring theme and discussion topic during the fifth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018.
This report from Foundation for Media Alternatives examines the intersections of freedom of information and data protection in the Philippines.
The arrest took place amid increasing unrest, with dozens injured after police fired rubber bullets at protesters. Journalists from various news organisations were also attacked while documenting the protests, allegedly by police and supporters of the ruling party.
From attacks on journalists to attacks on business freedoms of media houses resulting in financial and commercial repercussions, from organised hate speech against journalists to the use of cybercrime and other laws to initiate legal action, the press in Pakistan seems to be operating in a very restrictive situation.
7amleh – The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement warns of the risks and dangers that emanate from the newly proposed Cyber Security and National Cyber Directorate Bill in Israel.
Media Matters for Democracy joins local media, media safety groups and political community to express grave concerns about these incidents and condemns the continued acts of intimidating, abuse, harassment and violence against journalists.
Surrendering to Silence: An account of self-censorship among Pakistani journalists is the latest publication by APC member Media Matters for Democracy on the state of freedom of expression and censorship among journalists in Pakistan.
This report analyses freedoms in the Palestinian virtual sphere, especially in the context of violations that have recently been perpetrated against activists on social media platforms and the restrictions on freedom of speech online committed by the Israeli occupation, legislations from the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza, as well as companies.
Internet freedom, according to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2016, means access to any kind of information through the internet. Free flow of information. Nothing should hinder your access.