[FMA Statement] Rights group expresses concern over reported anomalous DICT disbursements

The Foundation for Media Alternatives expresses grave concerns over the alleged misuse of confidential funds by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the purpose of conducting surveillance activities. On Monday, February 3, former DICT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. confirmed his resignation from the agency, citing the lack Read more…

Amid social media crisis, internet freedom in PH continues to decline

Every year, Freedom House publishes assessments on global internet freedom. This year, the report is titled “The Crisis of Social Media,” highlighting how social media spaces have been exploited due to lack of regulations in terms of their susceptibility to be utilized as tools for “political distortion and social control.” Read more…

LODI introduces human rights in human resources

This article was first published here. Republished with permission. Humanity is the reason why there is laughter and fun in the workplace, it can make a community out of strangers, spurring high engagement and reducing attrition. However, of late, aside from automation, attention is given to performance and process metrics. Read more…

Call for applications: Imagine a Feminist Internet Southeast Asia Workshop

Can you imagine a feminist internet? The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and EMPOWER-Malaysia, with the support of Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will be holding the a three-day collaborative workshop on Imagine a Feminist Internet in Southeast Asia+ (IFI-SEA+) that will take Read more…

[PhilWomen on ASEAN] Statement on Ambassador Rosario Manalo’s pronouncements at the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

During the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on 24 June – 12 July 2019, Iceland proposed a resolution for the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) to report on the human rights situation in the Philippines and for the Read more…