SEAPA and other organisations, including APC, express concern over the unwarranted arrest of Rappler’s chief executive officer Maria Ressa on 13 February 2019 based on libel charges arising from a story published almost seven years ago by the online news site.
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.
This report from Foundation for Media Alternatives examines the intersections of freedom of information and data protection in the Philippines.
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.
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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.