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…

More than ever, we need to talk about business and human rights

When one mentions business and human rights, corporate social responsibility immediately comes to mind. But the times call for businesses to do more than plant trees, hold fundraisers, or send scholars to school – today, they are called to be at the forefront of respecting human dignity and fundamental rights. Read more…

‘Bawal Bastos,’ national ID, and website shutdowns: The state of digital rights under the Duterte regime

As President Rodrigo Duterte reaches the halfway mark of his regime, he does so within the context of a Philippines struggling to sustain its foothold on its identity as a free, democratic, and peace-loving country. Within three years, the Duterte administration has managed to skew the population’s moral compass, by Read more…

Inclusive internet infrastructure build-out benefits communities in the digital economy

Guest post by  Engr. Benjz Gerard M. Sevilla (Plans and Policy Development Division, DICT / Fellow, APrIGF 2018). The recently concluded Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2018, held 13 – 16 August at Port Vila, Vanuatu, centered on the theme Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Read more…

Closing distances and fuelling the Philippine internet governance community via remote participation at APrIGF 2018

This blog post was originally published by the Association for Progressive Communications. I did not fly to Vanuatu for the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). But still, I participated in this year’s APrIGF, albeit remotely. My organisation, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), together with the Internet Society (ISOC) Philippines Chapter Read more…