M, 10/8 “Internet Rights Are Human Rights” An Emergency Info-session on the Cybercrime Act of 2012 in the Philippines


An Emergency Info-session on the Cybercrime Act of 2012 in the Philippines
Hosted by NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP)

Speakers (via skype):
Atty. Terry Ridon, Pres. of Kabataan Party List
Tonyo Cruz, Blogger and Social Media Strategist

October 8 Monday 6:30 pm
147 West 24th St. 3rd floor
New York, NY

(By Bus take the M07, M20 to 7th Ave/W. 25th; M23 to W 23rd Street/7th Avenue. By Train take the 1 to 7th Avenue/23rd Street; F, M, A,C,E, NJ PATH to 23rd Street)

The event is also in solidarity with the October 9 action at the Supreme Court in Manila.

The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 will also collect real-time traffic data based simply on ‘due cause’, search warrants will be issued based on ‘reasonable grounds’ and not probable cause. Websites can be blocked, or taken down by the government completely. Human rights defenders working in the Philippines, and others who utilize the internet as a political platform, will become increasingly vulnerable to harassment by the government, unless the law is junked.

Please help us fight this borderless battle, and defend our internet rights.

Co-sponsors and endorsers: BAYAN USA (NE), National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), Anakbayan-NY, Anakbayan-NJ, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE).