Amend the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012
  • Petitioning Senator Edgardo Angara

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Chair, Senate Committee on Science and Technology
Senator Edgardo Angara

Amend the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012

    1. Jann Ericko Medina
    2. Petition by

      Jann Ericko Medina

      Malabon, Philippines

The government can put us in prison for Facebook ‘Likes’ or ‘Shares’ and they now have the power to listen in on our Skype conversations and take down our blogs and websites for mere suspicion. The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 allows the government to take action against netizens who publish criticism against public officials and they may face up to 14 years of jail for libel.

One of the most fundamental duties in a democratic society is to ensure public accountability and integrity of government officials through constructive civic criticism and engagement. The social media has made it easier for us, members of the civil society, to fulfill that duty.

But with the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, some of our basic constitutional rights and liberties, which we freely exercise in cyberspace, will be under serious threat. This law is nothing but a futile act to promote Martial Law on the 21st Century.

If you believe in FREE SPEECH and that the citizens have the right to criticize elected officials, sign the petition to send a message to the government asking them to protect our freedom of speech and not destroy it.

Sen. Angara should take the lead in amending this law, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, author and one of the sponsors of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. 

 

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    1. Young netizen adds voice vs cyberlaw Philippine Daily Inquirer

      Jann Ericko Medina
      Petition Organizer

      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

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    • Dreval Ribo MANILA, PHILIPPINES
      • 7 months ago

      para po sa sarili ko

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    • Ma Nicia Guanco CHICAGO, IL
      • 8 months ago

      freedom of speech is a trademark of a free and democratic society

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      The Internet and social networking sites have unfortunately become a weapon against women, girls and female children. With revenge porn is often faking or criminal material of stalkers, psychopaths, rapists on the Internet, that must not be forgotten. For this reason, revenge porn must be punished very hard as a criminal offense and the relevant material should be removed at the request of the victim immediately from the Internet.

      Female stalking victims are often faced with sexual violence in many forms. The main reason of stalking is often that they did not want certain affairs with some kind of horny men. I know many cases and I was even concerned too with cyberstalking in this kind, that these women then get rape porn of the worst kind sent as cyberstalking or the men make perverse lies in the internet about the victim. Not only the offender participates in it, but often many/all friends of his social networks, to terrorize a woman were for these men fun. The question is why did nobody put these cowardly beasts not long in a prison! Quite simply, the victim is not taken seriously until they are raped, dead or beganing to commit suicide or coming in psychiatry. There are enough cases in the media world. It must finally be stopped, this cowardly monsters must be punished and the victims are protected! Revenge porn is a crime!

      I can every woman and every girl only guess to give no naked photos or movies in male hands, because experience has shown that this is to be published at the end of the relationship on the Internet. Of myself there are no photos or movies, because I am a too cautious person, but I was confronted with these things through a stalker! I only learned of such things as I was getting SM porn mails which was send to me of a stalker from his girlfriends and probably also his wife, complaints didn't brought me further. I also have learned that under my name libelous posts and ads were switched on the Internet and some things I could let remove, others not! This unpunished crime of perverts and psychopaths is heinous and it is time to pursue this legally tough by laws because revenge porns destroys many female lifes forever!

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    • Gali Valiente MANILA, PHILIPPINES
      • over 1 year ago

      This is the new media and this law seems to be protecting traditional mainstream media. We need more sources of information than just the usual suspects.

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    • harby policarpio NAVOTAS, PHILIPPINES
      • over 1 year ago

      dahil dito ko lang napapahayag ang aking damdamin

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