In this episode of Bulatlatan, Digital security expert Tom Banaria discusses COVID-themed cyber attacks and provides practical tips to protect yourselves.
Month: April 2020
Website of Baguio-based alternative media outfit under attack
Northern Dispatch believes that the attack is state-perpetrated, noting that the media outfit and their staff members were also subjected to intense red-tagging by military and its army or trolls.
Bayan Muna leader killed in Iloilo City
“How can I go home and grieve? How can we cry for justice when justice is elusive for people who fight for justice? I can only place my rage in words that mean nothing to those who killed you,”
Prison deaths underreported, watchdog says
“The Philippines is facing a real catastrophe if nothing is done to improve the dire health and overcrowding situation in its jails.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human Rights Watch claimed that the Philippine government has not fully reported prison deaths, and raised concerns that COVID-19 is spreading…
‘Compassion, patience, lacking in implementation of COVID-19 lockdown’
“That should have been the attitude of implementors of ECQ, a high level of compassion, understanding and patience. Policemen and soldiers should have this kind of attitude but their default is to arrest, or use their guns on people, which does not help in this time of crisis.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA…
Children most vulnerable to physical, sexual, emotional abuse in the time of pandemic – groups
“The situation is very hostile. Because of the long confinement at home, the victims are locked down together with their abusers. This makes the victims more prone to physical, sexual and emotional abuse.”
Technology, repression and the ‘new normal’ in media coverage
Moving forward, it is imperative for journalists and media workers to ensure that media repression and creative forms of censorship do not happen. Virtual pressers where questions are screened cannot be the “new normal.” By DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat.com N.B. – A journalist emailed six questions on the “new normal” in media coverage due to…
Dictum by Dove
By DEE AYROSO
Wife of Jonas Burgos likens burden to kin of COVID-19 victims
“Now they have an idea of how painful and difficult it is for the families of the disappeared.”
‘New requirement for relief distribution only impedes assistance to the poor’
Former Social Welfare and Development Secretary and spokesperson of Citizens Urgent Response to End COVID-19 (Cure COVID), Judy Taguiwalo said that this requirement is just another barrier to bring help where it’s urgently needed.
Harassment vs. Coca-Cola workers continues amid COVID-19 pandemic
Defend Coca-Cola Workers described the incident as a “clear case of harassment and anti-union practice”, calling it “shameful and infuriating” that Coca-Cola would “collude with the AFP and PNP to take advantage of the hunger, fear and struggle faced by many due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”