Tags: National Union of Journalists in the Philippines

Journalists harassed, threatened by armed men while covering demolition

At least 12 men, all with guns and wearing bonnets, forced their way inside the gates during the demolition. One of the men pointed a gun at Rowena “Weng” Quejada and told her to stop taking videos. The armed men proceeded to forcibly take her cellphone and bag, including all her IDs and her wallet which contained cash.

Int’l groups urge Marcos Jr. to solve 13-year long murder of environmental journalist

“We are here today to urge and call upon President Marcos Jr.’s administration and the law enforcement agency to act upon this crucial piece of information and to immediately arrest the mastermind on Ortega’s murder. It’s time to say enough is enough.”

Significance of the country visit of UN SR for free expression and opinion to the PH

Human rights group emphasized the importance UN Special Rapporteur’s visit, adding that this is the chance to show the international community that all is not well in the Philippines, and how current government policies, laws and programs have led to killings and various forms of human rights violations.

Journos raise alarm over anonymous drug lists

The statement, issued by the Negros Press Club and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines – Bacolod Chapter demanded that “authorities – both law enforcement and the civil government – uphold the rule of law and ensure the safety of all citizens, especially the innocent” by investigating and prosecuting those responsible for creating and spreading the lists.

Journalists light candles for slain colleagues

MANILA – In time for their second congress, journalists from different media organizations under the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines held black Friday protest denouncing the killing of Dennis Denora, publisher of the community newspaper Trends and Times. He is also a correspondent of Sun Star Davao in Panabo City, Davao del Norte.…

The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, and the Reporters Without Borders condemned what they called as an “abomination,” the military’s Order of Battle, the latest version of which included the NUJP and journalist Carlos Conde, a correspondent for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and GlobalPost.com.

Journalists and artists have recently issued statements denouncing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s call for media to “focus on winners, not losers.” BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com Journalists denounced President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s strongly-worded speech at the Nov. 10 conference of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP, Association of Broadcasters in the Philippines) in Baguio City.…