Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stop Cybercrime Law! Join the Black Tuesday March to Supreme Court on October 2


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, people shall assemble at the Padre Faura entrance of Robinson's Manila.

At 10:30 am, with the central banner saying STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW and mouths will be 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, people read the Unity Statement in front of the Supreme Court to let the three (3) branches government and the Filipino nation know why this law should be stopped.

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:

For inquiries, please text Kenneth Keng at +63.915.7900018, or send him a Facebook private message at .

Related links:
PIFA web site:
Text of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act No. 10175:

Details for Black Tuesday march:
Website blackout protest:
Images for blacking out your social media profile:

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