MANILA, Philippines - The anti-cybercrime law has good intentions, but critics argue the law can be used to stifle freedom of speech online.
Rappler tackles what this could mean for social media users in its latest Move.PH Chat Series entitled, "Pag-ugmad sa Responsableng Paggamit sa Internet" (Developing Responsible Use of the Internet). The chat series will be held on November 21 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the University of San Jose-Recoletos Auditorium in Cebu.
The event will be headlined by Maria Ressa, former CNN Jakarta Bureau Chief and now Rappler CEO and executive editor. She will be joined by multimedia journalists Chay Hofileña, Patricia Evangelista, Ayee Macaraig, and Josh Villanueva. They will explore the convergence of journalism and social media and how it can be tapped to bring about meaningful change.
Ruben Licera, president of the Cebu Bloggers Society, will talk about the online media community in Cebu and the challenges faced by bloggers with the advent of the anti-cybercrime law. Also speaking at the event is Rev Fr Emmanuel Bolilia, OAR, USJ-R Vice President for Academics.
The chat session is open to students, teachers, development communication practitioners, civil society groups, local media, and interested individuals in Cebu and nearby areas. Those interested are encouraged to pre-register online. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. - Rappler.com
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