Under the Duterte administration, attacks on alternative media have been persistent. Altermidya documented one case of frustrated murder, eight cases of arrest and detention, 28 cases of threat and intimidation, which include surveillance, two cases of physical injuries, and six cases of cyber-attacks against its member-media outfits.
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“Never since the late unlamented Marcos dictatorship has a president ever deigned to shut down the independent media and stifle criticism and dissent.”
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said that the raid is just ‘a preview’ of future abuses that can be done under the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020.
The recent spate of red-tagging and brazen use of authority against media and the people’s growing dissent speak volumes of how the Duterte administration – and its emboldened security forces – are facing the COVID-19 pandemic not only with apparent incompetence, but also with its usual self-serving and despotic brand of governance.
In this report, we take a second look on the charges filed against IT companies IP Converge and Suniway Group of Companies. The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers provided legal assistance to the alternative media outfits.
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By DEE AYROSO
MANILA — On Feb. 14, youth and students together with media practitioners trooped to the College of Mass Communication in University of the Philippines in Diliman denouncing the recent attack against press freedom. This is after the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer, Maria Ressa on Wednesday, Feb, 13. She was arrested by members of…
Bayani Abadilla is not a simple teacher, poet and journalist. He lived a life dedicated to the Filipino people. From the dark days of martial rule, he went underground to fight the Marcos dictatorship and later on became a fighter in the cultural sphere. As what his colleague said, his mind is always fresh when…
May mga ginagawa naman ang pamahalaan para bigyang-solusyon ang sunud-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis. Ang tanong lang siyempre ay kung sapat ba ang mga ito para makatulong sa mga tao. NI DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Konteksto / Pinoy Weekly Inilathala ng Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 May mga ginagawa naman ang…