With the call #FightBack, journalists, artists and advocates will highlight the defense of press freedom and free expression amid all forms of repression.
The ban extends to any journalist who would write or broadcast anything that the President deems to be ‘fake news.’
We enjoin everyone from all walks of life to unite against, to expose, and to work together in stopping the attacks against all media.
By DEE AYROSO
“This government, led by a man who has proven averse to criticism and dissent, now proves it will go to ridiculous lengths to forcibly silence a critical media and stifle free expression and thought.”
By DEE AYROSO
“The best way to ensure safety, really, is for government to do its job to protect each and every citizen of the country and stamp out the culture of impunity that has emboldened not only those who wish to silence the independent media but also suppress other basic rights.”
MANILA — Journalists have vowed to continue their work amid Duterte administration’s relentless attacks on press freedom during an event organized by media and arts alliance LODI (Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity), Dec. 6. Dubbed Sikato! Sigaw para sa Katotohanan, Pagkilala sa Malayang Pamamahayag, the tribute held at Rappler’s office honored eleven Filipino journalists…
“Instead of resisting an assault on the fundamental freedom of the press to decide what to publish, the Inquirer is surrendering the right.”
“Sabi ko sa kanya, lumaban siya at maliliit pa ang mga bata,” (I told him to fight for his life; our children are still young).
“This is an affront to press freedom… If this has happened to Edmund, it could happen to anybody.”