Internet Rights

Internet Shutdowns: A Myth of Security and Public Safety

Foundation for Media Alternatives 25 January 2018 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 Read more…

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

17 January 2018 Foundation for Media Alternatives’ statement 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 Read more…

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When it comes to internet rights in Asia, where is the wind blowing?

Our Executive Director Liza Garcia actively joined in the recently concluded Regional Consultation on the State of Freedom of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the the Internet in Asia. Below is the summary of discussions and takeaways shared by Sheetal Kumar (GPD), Geetha Hariharan, Pavitra Ramanujam (APC), Gayatri Khandhadai Read more…

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A Statement of Concern

Dutertismo Should Address – Not Contribute to – the Climate of Impunity Preventing Rhetoric from Becoming Reality in Respecting Rights Though it is still two weeks before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is formally proclaimed as the country’s next Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief, his electoral victory has been apparent early on, just Read more…

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