Day: May 5, 2020

Philippine media as a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic

The shutdown of ABS-CBN is the biggest attack, so far, on the Philippine media since the pandemic. By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN MANILA– Two days after the Word Press Freedom Day, the Duterte administration shut down ABS-CBN, the largest broadcasting company in the Philippines. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease and desist order…

PH gov’t orders ABS-CBN shutdown

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines assailed the NTC order, adding that it would “do no good to the Filipino people if the country’s biggest media corporation, one that is relied upon by a great number of the people during this pandemic for news, entertainment and relief delivery, if it ceases operations tomorrow.”