Young netizen adds voice vs cyberlaw
By Nikko Dizon
Philippine Daily Inquirer
3:37 am | Monday, October 15th, 2012
Malala Yousafzai and Jann Ericko Medina are both 14 years old and live worlds apart. Yet, they have discovered the power of their voices in fighting for their rights.
But certainly, Medina, a Filipino, is luckier than Yousafzai, who nearly paid for it with her life after the Taliban shot her in the head last week while she was returning home from school in a van in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
Yousafzai is fighting for her right to education. (The Taliban, which is pushing for a theocratic and obscurantist interpretation of Islam, is against education for girls. The attack on her drew global condemnation of the Taliban and support for her cause.)
Medina is fighting for his right to free speech in cyberspace.
As of Sunday, Medina’s petition against the Cybercrime Prevention Act o