[Press Release] Global privacy experts hold “landmark” meeting in Manila to discuss Asian State surveillance -FMA

Global privacy experts hold “landmark” meeting in Manila to discuss Asian State surveillance Manila, Philippines – A group of privacy and human rights experts from across Asia met this weekend to discuss developments in surveillance. The meeting, hosted by the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and Privacy International, brought together advocates and experts from Thailand,…

[Statement] PIFA on #StopCyberMartialLaw and #TheDayWeFightBack global action against mass surveillance

Dear All, Below is a sign-on statement in support of the call to repeal Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and to end mass surveillance. If you or your organization wants to sign, kindly email nicadumlao@yahoo.com. Thanks! ———————————————————————– Nica Dumlao Program Coordinator Internet Rights Foundation for Media Alternatives Unit 209; No. 77 Xavierville Ave. cor B.…

[From the web] US: Urgent Need for Surveillance Reforms -HRW

US: Urgent Need for Surveillance Reforms Ensure Oversight and Effective Safeguards for Privacy, Free Speech (New York, June 11, 2013) – Recent revelations about the scope of US national security surveillance highlight how dramatic increases in private digital communications and government computing power are fueling surveillance practices that impinge on privacy in ways unimaginable just…

[In the news] Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment -InterAksyon.com

Activist youth leader bares alleged military surveillance, harassment InterAksyon.com May 4, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The chairman of the activist youth group Anakbayan has raised the alarm over what he said were “several incidents of suspected military surveillance and harassment against me.” In a blog entry in the Philippine Online Chronicles, Vencer Crisostomo said he…