“NUJP reiterates its demand for the decriminalization of libel. Defamation laws in the Philippines are inconsistent with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”
Baguio court finds human rights defender guilty of cyber libel
“This libel case is an attack on truth and those who wield it to champion peoples’ political rights.”
After 13 years, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims continue to call for justice
“We take note of the administration’s commitment, communicated through the OPS, that the government will not forget this heinous crime and hope, along with the families, that full justice will not take another 13 years.”
Bulatlat receives ‘Award of Distinction’ for championing voices of the marginalized
The CMFR said it was to recognize the alternative news agency’s commitment to “keeping true to the honored tradition of the alternative press, of giving the marginalized and disempowered a voice that can be heard.”
Veteran Iloilo journalists assaulted outside radio station building
Veteran broadcaster and block-time host Flo Hervias was attacked by four men as he was leaving his radio station’s building in Lapaz District, Iloilo City this morning, Oct. 7.
Veteran radio commentator shot dead in Las Piñas
“That the incident took place in Metro Manila indicates how brazen the perpetrators were, and how authorities have failed to protect journalists as well as ordinary citizens from harm.”
QC Court grants Bulatlat’s plea vs blocking memo
“To the Court, any limitation or restriction in the exercise of one’s right, no matter the extent, is a form of deprivation and clearly a violation of such right.”
#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Killings, threats, cyber-attacks against the media under Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte opened his six-year presidency with a threat – that journalists are not exempted from assassination “if you’re a son of bitch” – about a month before he was inaugurated into power. This cemented his hostility towards the media. And it did not end here.
Groups assail red-tagging vs. journ prof, election watchdog
“As a state-run news agency, PNA should observe the ethical standards of journalism, as government resources should be utilized for the public good.”
Court junks cyber libel charges against news site Northern Dispatch
“We reiterate our call for public officials to be more circumspect in their declarations and stop blaming the media whenever they receive flak for their irresponsible statements,” Northern Dispatch said in a statement.
On World Press Freedom Day, independent journos weather storm of attacks
Filipino journalists commemorated World Press Freedom Day with a warning against the increasing attacks against the Philippine independent media and concerns on the upcoming elections.