I did not fly to Vanuatu for the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. But still, I participated in this year's APrIGF, albeit remotely.
In 2016, discussions on security and privacy resurfaced among legislators and the public in the Philippines. Among those taken up were relevant policy proposals, like the establishment of a national identification (ID) system.
The website, created by APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), is a repository which maps the aftereffects of President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.
In the Philippines, the use of big data by government and the private sector is also growing steadily. Of course, no technology has ever been developed that does not have its less agreeable side. This report covers big data use, emerging concerns and critical points to keep in mind for the future.
APC member in the Philippines Foundation for Media Alternatives expresses grave concern over the decision of the Philippine authorities to shut down cell sites during huge festivities, a measure that restricts people's right to communicate.
What have our readers liked most during this year that is coming to an end? Check these stories out if you haven't had a chance to read them yet!
This year, the Philippines is undergoing its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Committee. The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) submitted a UPR stakeholder report on the state of digital rights in the Philippines together with APC.
The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the third cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines. This submission focuses on the Philippines' compliance under international human rights law on the promotion, protection and fulfillment of rights particularly in the Internet.
ICT ministries and regulators from Southern Africa are meeting this week to consider ways to use infrastructure sharing to help achieve more universal access to broadband.
In the quest for universal access, this study shows that the cost of network deployment can be dramatically reduced if operators collaborate with each other in deploying fibre optic backbones or masts for wireless broadband. The report points out that even greater savings can be made if other utilities such as roads, rail lines, pipelines and power grids share their infrastructure with network ...