The Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) www.hronlineph.com presents its project, “Protection and empowerment of human rights defenders in the Philippines”, supported by the British Embassy Manila, and key information on its experiences supporting the use of information technology in campaign and advocacy among communities of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines.
The project was launched last Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Pres. R. V. Palma, 105-106 function room, University Hotel, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
As information and communication technologies have become central to organizing, campaigning and day-to-day communication in human rights work, many reports and cases has concurrently documented and verified the increased use of technologies to monitor communications and harass human rights defenders, restricting their rights to freedom of opinion and expression, both online and offline.
This will be an opportunity to discuss experiences of human rights defenders who are often harassed and intimated for publishing human rights related information on websites, blogs or social networking sites, or for criticizing authorities or government policies, both online or offline.