Kodao Productions’s website, www.kodao.org, has gone live again Wednesday, March 28.
Nearly two months after being downed by a cyber attack, the alternative news outfit’s online platform has undergone major changes and now includes new sections.
“We are happy to report to our readers, viewers and listeners that we are back online and our website has added new features to serve them better,” Kodao executive director Jola Diones-Mamangun said.
Kodao’s website suffered a “code injection attack” that wiped out its files and prevented its online managers from logging in last February 3.
Its last stories were about the arrest of National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Rafael Baylosis and companion in Quezon City before the attack.
Kodao broke the story on Baylosis’s arrest by combined Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines units.
The cyber attack on Kodao closely followed attempt on the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and Bulatlat.com’s own websites, both of which, like Kodao, are also critical of the Rodrigo Duterte’s human rights record.
The NUJP and other local and international media groups such as Reporters Without Borders condemned the attacks.
Aside from videos, radio and news, Kodao’s new website now features new sections.
An ‘Images’ section shall feature photos and memes about current issues and daily lives of Filipinos.
An ‘Altermidya’ section shall feature stories from Kodao’s fellow alternative media outfits that are members of the People’s Alternative Media Network.
Kodao has also become the Philippine partner of Global Voices, an international outfit of journalists from all over the world, which has a new section of its own in the new website.
Kodao has also sought partnership with IBON Foundation for its news and analysis of Philippine economy and governance.
The outfit also created a Literary and Culture as well as a Statements and News Releases sections.
“We turned something negative to positive and took the chance to enhance our website with new sections and features. That way, our readers, viewers and listeners may expect more from our new website,” Mamangun explained. # (Raymund B. Villanueva)