Various groups assailed today yet another attack against press freedom in the country, with a Manila court handing down a guilty verdict against Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa and their former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr.
“Now, more than, ever, we need to fight and resist all forms of suppression that trample our right to free speech. We will never succumb to any deleterious pronouncement and threat.”
Eventually, the things we learn and write about lead us to ask the questions “So what?” and “For whom?” Without fail, genuine disciples of journalism would ask themselves the questions “If not for public good, what for? If not for the people, why?”
Attempted surveillance vs. student paper, ‘a desperate measure to gag the press’ — campus journalists
“This is a clear attempt of state oppressors to unnerve media entities that maintain a line of reportage reflective of the real social-political situation of the public.”
The NUJP reminded state security forces forces that “ their mandate is to preserve and protect democracy, along with all the rights and freedoms that go with it, not stifle.”
“Several campus publications and student journalists across the country have been subjected to various forms of harassment, red-tagging and military surveillance.”
“Management is claiming that the company is losing money but showed no proof to back up its claim.”
Duterte’s pronouncement “not only sullies the names and memories of all 176 of our colleagues who have been murdered since 1986, he has also, in effect, declared open season to silence the media, both individual journalists and the institution, on the mere perception of corruption.”
With the shared advocacy of bringing the stories of the Filipino masses to a broad number of readers, campus journalists of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) congratulate online news magazine Bulatlat on its 15th anniversary. Since its founding after the ouster Estrada administration in 2001, Bulatlat has been committed in empowering the…
Some private universities and colleges violate students’ basic freedoms as they prohibit redress of grievances, and punish those who are critical of school policies.
The following are some of college editors’ proposed 2013 New Year’s Resolution for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, as compiled by the College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) national office: More prudent spending. The government should monitor spending especially with the implementation of the Sin Tax Law. – Patrick Ong, Editor in chief of The…