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Pooled Editorial | On the malicious arrest of Mindanao journalist Margarita Valle: STOP HARASSING JOURNALISTS

We in the alternative media denounce the unlawful arrest of Margarita Valle, veteran Mindanao-based journalist and a columnist of Davao Today. Valle was arrested at the Laguindingan airport on June 9 by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) reportedly based on two arrest warrants dated 2006 and 2011. She was forced to come with…

Youth and students slam systematic attacks on media

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. This is after the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer, Maria Ressa on Wednesday, Feb, 13. She was arrested by members of…

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…

Ending the information crisis

The reformists and revolutionaries of the late 19th century; those who fought the Japanese invaders during World War II; and the professionals, workers, and farmers who comprised the core of the resistance against the Marcos dictatorship understood only too well the role of information in exposing the injustice and racist assumptions of Spanish colonial rule,…

Journalist or technician?

Practitioners in that sector of the media who consciously report and interpret events and issues of public relevance as a means of furthering their advocacy for change in Philippine society are not unaware of the possible conflict between advocacy and the fundamental responsibility of providing accurate and reliable information. There are several hundred such media…

The Altermidya network congratulates Bulatlat on its 15th anniversary. Bulatlat continues to be relevant after 15 years because it fulfills an important role in the lives of an information-thirsty public. It has undeniably become a reliable source of alternative news for Filipinos here and abroad. As one of our pioneering members, Bulatlat is a solid…