On day one, participants will be joined by bloggers and individuals representing various civil society organizations in the Freedom of Expression Conference 2 (FreeXP.con2). FreeXP.con2 will highlight the situation of freedom of opinion and expression (FoE) in the Philippines, which continues to be under threat with impunity.
From human rights defenders, media and journalists, bloggers and individuals who are critical of the government are subjected to rampant and highly coordinated “trolling”, online abuse and smear campaign, in order to seed disinformation and foment targeted attacks, which undermines enjoyment of their right to freedom of expression, and democracy in the Philippines. This onslaught of online abuse represents a real threat to the freedom of expression both online and offline, psychological and even the physical safety of human rights defenders, journalists and individuals critical of the government.
On the evening of day one, 8th HR Pinduteros Choice Awards Night
The online event that recognizes human rights defenders’ online activities (Individuals and groups) that informed, inspired and mobilized the online readers to our common cause that is to promote, defend and assert human rights utilizing the internet as a tool.
On day two and three, Media training on Human Rights
Media trainings with roundtable conference among print, broadcast and digital journalists with the objective of increasing their capacity for human rights reporting and covering issues/news with a human rights lens.