Our Programs

Gender and ICT

The Gender and ICT Program focuses on the intersection between ICT and gender rights and issues, including women's use and access of ICTs and tech-related gender-based violence.

Privacy and Data Protection

FMA's Privacy Program works to advocate the right to privacy of citizens, which includes the right against unlawful surveillance. FMA conducts research and monitors policy developments related to privacy rights not only in the Philippines, but in a global context as well.

Internet Rights

As internet use continues to play an important role in Philippine society, FMA works to ensure that Philippine internet governance is inclusive, democratic, and rights-based. The Internet Rights Program therefore engages in issues such as meaningful access and free expression in the internet.

Founded in 1987, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) assists citizens and communities – especially civil society organizations (CSOs) and other disadvantaged sectors – in the strategic and appropriate use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for democratization and popular empowerment.


A vibrant and socially progressive Philippines and global community composed of and nurtured by the interaction of informed citizens, and empowered communities promoting the realization of human/communication rights in information societies towards equitable and sustainable human development.


FMA exists to assist CSOs  and other development stakeholders (including government) in promoting and defending the right to information and communication by advocating for openness in the governance of information societies, working for human rights in digital environments, and ensuring strategic access and responsible use of ICTs—while optimizing such technologies for sustainable development, and addressing gender concerns in the information society.



Without a free press, without a public sphere that encourages difference and dissent, individual forces increase their capacity to manipulate and monopolize public opinion. This is how authoritarian regimes are born. We cannot let any attempt to curtail press freedom succeed.

Luzon leg Internet Governance Symposium

Posted by Department of Information and Communications Technology – Luzon Cluster 2 on Monday, December 10, 2018 (Facebook Live courtesy of DICT-Luzon Cluster 2) This month, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), along with its Read more…

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Foundation for Media Alternatives
Unit 203 CRM Building III, 106 Kamias Road, East Kamias 1102, Quezon City
T. (632) 753 5584 
E. info@fma.ph

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