Tags: Altermidya

‘Ridiculous’ | Groups belie military’s claims over the arrest of journalist, 4 others

“The arrests of Cumpio and, before her, Krueger, the red-tagging of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and other press freedom groups and advocates, the continued attempts to shut down Rappler, ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, are all part of this government’s efforts to silence the free exchange of ideas and coopt media into mouthing only what it allows.”

UP profs, students condemn arrest of campus journos in NutriAsia

By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – The University of the Philippines (UP) community denounced the arrest of 19 NutriAsia workers, supporters and journalists covering the incident and demanded the immediate release of those detained. Meycauayan police and NutriAsia security guards started dispersing the NutriAsia workers and their supporters yesterday, July 30, during an ecumenical mass…

Media groups condemn threat against Davao broadcaster

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions Media organizations slammed a death threat against a radio broadcaster in Davao City Monday, saying it is part of the ongoing crackdown against alleged critics of the Rodrigo Duterte government. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), People’s Alternative Media Network (AlterMidya) and the Philippine chapter of…

Pooled editorial | Anti-fake news bill: Dangerous – and unnecessary

The bill’s definition of fake news provides us a clue. It claims that fake news is any information that intends to sow hatred, chaos, violence or division, or seeks to blacken someone’s reputation. Intent and malice will therefore be the basis for deciding what is fake news, which in turn will lead to the prosecution of the party involved – but how does one distinguish between a false report based on an honest mistake and one maliciously spread through print, broadcasting and online?