APC joins FMA in denouncing the guilty verdict handed down in the cyber libel case against online media organisation Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa and former reporter Reynaldo Santos, Jr. The case is widely regarded to be the ultimate test of the Philippines’ controversial cybercrime law.
The last time a network was forced to stop broadcasting was during martial law under the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. At a time when credible sources of news and information are needed more than ever, the shutdown is seen as a blatant attack on freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
The Video for Change Impact Toolkit helps activists harness the power of video to advocate for issues as pressing as extrajudicial killings in the Philippines or the death penalty in Malaysia.
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.