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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…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If only a few Filipinos seem surprised over claims that two people in media — calling them journalists doesn’t quite seem right — received payoffs from the diversion of congressional allocations from the pork barrel or Priority Development Assistance Fund, it’s because anecdotal evidence, experience, and similar…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Last week, activists of the 1970s up to the present commemorated the 40th year of the declaration of Martial Law not only to recall those dark years but also to remind the people of the dangers of a dictatorship or its repressive instruments being revived. One of the legacies of Martial law was treating the press as a dangerous enemy that needs to be suppressed.

Martial law’s legacy of stifling the press persists

Above-ground alternative press: Open defiance to the Marcos dictatorship

Underground press during martial law: Piercing the veil of darkness imposed by the dictatorship

By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA NGABIT QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CTIY—Activists and progressive organizations urged media practitioners to join them in the campaign to put an end to vilification due to political beliefs through fair and responsible reporting. In a roundtable discussion on vilification or red-labeling with media practitioners initiated by Dinteg (Cordillera Indigenous Peoples’ Legal Center) and…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Bulatlat.com dominated the online category in the first Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting held on Saturday, winning the first and second prizes for stories that tackle the plight of children caught in conflict. It bested mainstream media outlets for the awards, which was established last year “to promote responsible reporting of conflict situations by highlighting the plight of those affected by it.”

BY ACE ALEGRE Contributor BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila)—A photojournalist of the People’s Journal spent his weekend at the Baguio City Jail for a simple vehicular accident row. Charged with grave threats, People’s Journal photojournalist Cesar Reyes already spent his Friday night at the Community Police Office (Compac) at Upper Session Road but…