“We see this as another attempt to silence criticism and dissent against the state.”
Tags: cyber libel
CA decision denies appeal of Maria Ressa, former Rappler researcher
“We are not taking all these sitting down. As we always say, an attack on one is an attack on all.”
Court acquits 2 journalists of cyber libel
Ansbert Joaquin maintained that libel should be decriminalized, adding that imprisonment as punishment, if convicted, caused him and his family mental torment.
Benguet prosecutor refiles cyber libel case against alternative media outfit volunteer
“Libel has always been a tool of government officials and influential individuals to stifle freedom of expression and silence critical media organizations.”
Campaign for legal defense of journalists launched
“Today, we renew our commitment to defend press freedom by serving the people’s right to know. Let our vow be: A free press for free people.”
Nueva Ecija radio station denounces continuous harassment by local government
“This is why we will not remain silent, and will continue to say the truth. We will use our pens and microphones to let our audience hear the plight of the ordinary citizens, as well as all the programs and projects of the government.”
Guilty verdict vs. Maria Ressa, reporter ‘an attack on all’
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.
As court finds Rappler guilty of cyber libel, Ressa vows to keep on fighting
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said the trial was “a test run for the latest weapon the State can now wield to intimidate and silence not only the media but all citizens who call out government abuse.”
Resisting the ongoing crackdown on free expression
We articulate not only what concerns us but more essentially what concerns those whose rights are trampled upon. In so doing, we empower them to likewise articulate their sentiments and aspirations.
Computer school to sanction students for ‘cyber libel’, text message
By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur –In what appears to be a portent of things to come with the enactment of the Cybercrime law, students from the Data Center College of the Philippines-Vigan have been threatened with a libel case and disciplinary action from their school due to a group text message and…