The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age
The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns
The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy's Amina Rasul Bernardo calls on the government to prioritize illiteracy and the lack of infrastructure in Mindanao
'We live today in a world of turmoil and uncertainty. All human institutions are at risk, our democracy, our family, our national sovereignty,' Dee said during his speech at this year's Ramon Magysaysay Foundation awarding ceremony.
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges Facebook to 'be regulated by (international) human rights law'
'We want to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions,' Facebook says in a post
Divisions between the ka-DDS and the dilawan are illusory. Each of them in fact holds a missing piece that, combined with the other, forms a stable liberal democracy.
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The March 2018 Social Weather Stations survey released more than two months later on Independence Day also shows that 60% or 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'
(UPDATED) The groups cite at least 5 'dire challenges' confronting the nation
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Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement
In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy
Reporters Without Borders accuses the world's 3 superpowers – the US, China and Russia – of leading the charge against press freedom
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?
Win Myint remains one of Aung San Suu Kyi's inner circle – the pair fought side-by-side during the 1988 democracy movement that was violently quashed by the junta
The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data
How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.
'This is democracy and that is the reason why we are pretty hard up. It is not easy to run [a country] where a citizen has so many rights,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people,' says an activist nun as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
Color It Red, Inang Laya are among those who came to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution
'[H]indi tayo dapat magpabaya na manumbalik muli ang kadiliman na pinagdaanan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom
TI chief: 'More corruption correlates with less respect for civil liberties, for rule of law, for access to justice'
Malacañang claims that President Rodrigo Duterte 'is no autocrat' and has no 'autocratic tendencies'
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
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The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.
Representatives of the church and the academe mull solutions to the growing culture of hate and disinformation in the Philippines
'A journalist, by repeatedly reporting, accurately quoting Duterte's false claims, inadvertently becomes a peddler of fake news,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas also says at the Democracy and Disinformation Forum
Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013
From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?
'All the posts of the past two days have been swarmed and attacked by Filipino trolls – every single post. It is crazy and it is full of non-sequiturs,' says computer programmer Carlos Nazareno
How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen urges the public to be discerning of their actions on social media, which he describes as a platform that has the power 'to create digital amnesia and dull critical thinking'
'If the law can be loosely interpreted, at some point it will be loosely interpreted,' says former Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste
Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages
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Chief justice Geoffrey Ma says the terms given to the trio were 'significantly more severe' than the range previously handed down for unlawful assembly offenses
A compromised democracy results from arbitrary laws that define what is right and just according to standards of the ruling thugs
The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2017 also says President Rodrigo Duterte's continued attacks on media have worsened the press freedom situation in the Philippines
The ban on Agnes Chow, who was at the forefront of mass 2014 Umbrella Movement, is the latest blow for the democracy camp and another sign that Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city
Agnes Chow, 21, a former leader of the mass Umbrella Movement protests of 2014, had her nomination rejected because she supports self-determination for the semi-autonomous city
Today's episode talks about why dissent is crucial to democracy
Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.
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'Madalas po, marami tayong nakakausap na parating ang tanong, "May pag-asa pa kaya?" At parati pong ang sagot ko: "Sa kahuli-hulihan, parating tama iyong mananaig,"' Vice President Leni Robredo tells her partymates