#KeepItOn: Signal jamming and the myth of public security

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) expresses grave concern over the decision of Philippine authorities to shut down cell sites during huge festivities. The organization calls for transparency regarding the guidelines used by authorities before resorting to signal jamming. As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA believes that Read more…

Foundation for Media Alternatives denounces attacks on press freedom and free speech

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) condemns all attempts to suppress press freedom in the Philippines. As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA believes that freedom of the press and of expression are fundamental to civil liberty and must be upheld especially at a time when the very Read more…

Philippines in the UPR: Misrepresentations and Myopic Responses

This year, the Philippines is undergoing its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC). The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) submitted a UPR stakeholder report on the state of digital rights in the Philippines together with the Association of Progressive Communications (APC), as well as Read more…

Voice or Chatter? Towards A More Impactful Milieu of ICT-mediated Citizen Engagement in the Philippines

There is no time period more challenging yet and at the same time more exciting for governance than when the political environment is in flux. In the Philippines, 2016 marked significant changes as the country transitioned to the Duterte administration. The Duterte era is believed to signal greater transparency in Read more…

Internet Rights and Principles: Emerging Policy, Shifting Landscape

  Internet Rights and Principles: Emerging Policy, Shifting Landscape, a joint activity of the Foundation for Media Alternatives and the Internet Society-Philippines Chapter, was held on 28 November 2016 at the Oracle Hotel and Residences, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. A year ago, FMA launched the PH Declaration on Read more…