Youth and students slam systematic attacks on media

Photo by Fred Dabu/Bulatlat

MANILA — On Feb. 14, youth and students together with media practitioners trooped to the College of Mass Communication in University of the Philippines in Diliman denouncing the recent attack against press freedom.

Photo by Fred Dabu/Bulatlat
Photo by Fred Dabu/Bulatlat

This is after the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer, Maria Ressa on Wednesday, Feb, 13. She was arrested by members of the National Bureau of Investigation on cyber libel charges over an article published four months before the Cybercrime Prevention Act was enacted.

Photo courtesy of Pinoy Weekly

They also protest the incessant cyber attacks against alternative media websites, Kodao, Pinoy Weekly, AlterMidya including this website.

A Black Friday protest will also be held tomorrow, Feb. 15, 6:00 p.m. at the Don Alejandro Roces Park, Mother Ignacia corner Roces, Quezon City. (

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