What: The Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA) composed of different organizations, netizens, and bloggers, will hold a silent protest
When: Tuesday, October 2, 11am
Where: Supreme Court of the Philippines
The group will be carrying plain black placards as a symbol of the curtailment of freedom of speech that the Cybercrime Prevention Act brought.
The protest will be joined by the organizations and individuals in the alliance: Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines, Filipino Freethinkers, Dakila-Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, Colaition for Reform, Partido Lakas ng Masa, The ProPinoy Project, Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards, Inc., blogger and editor of Blog Watch Noemi Lardizabal-Dado, Music.ph’s Jim Ayson, and blogger Carlo Ople.
For more info, contact Red Tani or Ayeen Karunungan at 09175057055.
Source: Facebook Group Event https://www.facebook.com/events/117152955103104/
STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW !!!
The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act No. 10175 threatens our basic rights and freedoms. This law works against ordinary netizens — bloggers, freelance writers, website owners, social network users. etc. — and disregards, among other things, our right to privacy and freedom of expression.
To safeguard these rights and freedoms, we, the members of the Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA), ask you to leave the virtual world for a while, and join BLACK TUESDAY, a SILENT and PEACEFUL PROTEST against CYBER MARTIAL LAW.
At 10 am, we assemble at the Padre Faura entrance of Robinsons Manila.
At 10:30 am, with our central banner saying STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW and our mouths covered with black tape (to be provided by PIFA), we march to the Supreme Court. Everyone is encouraged (but not required) to bring black cartolina or placards/signs that are all black, symbolizing the silencing of free speech.
At 11 am, we read our Unity Statement in front of the Supreme Court to let the three branches of our government and the Filipino nation know why this law should be stopped.
Join us netizens, and STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW !!!
For those who cannot join the demonstration on Tuesday, you can show your solidarity by taking part in the online BLACKOUT — you can either take your site offline or display on your web sites and social media accounts the BLACK ‘STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW’ digital banners / images found at the PIFA Facebook Group Album:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.320745244691388&type=1
For inquiries, please text Kenneth Keng at 0915 790 00 18, or send him a Facebook private message at https://www.facebook.com/kenneth.keng.3 .
PIFA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PIFA.ph/
PIFA web site: http://pifa.ph/
Facebook Group Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/117152955103104/
Text of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act No. 10175:http://www.gov.ph/2012/09/12/republic-act-no-10175/