Tags: press freedom in the Philippines

Alternative media groups, IT companies settle cyberattack case

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat MANILA — Alternative media groups that were subjected to relentless cyberattacks last year were vindicated with a “small victory” after two tech companies, whose infrastructure were used to carry out the incursions, agree to support press freedom and put in place an effective mechanism to prevent a similar situation.…

Franchise renewal as a defense of press freedom

By pounding on ABS-CBN, Duterte aims to create a chilling effect among media practitioners. If he could bully the biggest broadcast network, what could stop him from doing the same to others? He and his minions in the House wield the franchise renewal like a Damocles sword, ready to maim freedom of speech and whatever is left of our democracy.

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is again going after a journalist who is merely doing his job. This is the charge of the regional farmers’ group Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (Amgl, Farmers’ Alliance in Central Luzon) as it condemned the recent acts…

Statement February 21, 2011 Once again, President Benigno Aquino III has shown a penchant he shares with a number of past leaders: shooting the messenger instead of looking at why the messages seem to be getting worse over time. It is deplorable that this president, who promised a regime of good governance and respect for…

1. The Right of Reply Bill is an ill-conceived piece of legislation that violates two of the most cherished freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, those of the press and of expression. 2. It is both unfortunate and ironic that the principal authors of the bill in the two chambers of Congress ought to have known…

Media insists that the proposed law is “anathema to democracy” while lawmakers contend that it is a measure to counter the tendency among journalists to resort to “trial by publicity.” BY AYI MUALLAM Pinoy Press Posted by Bulatlat The debate over the Right of Reply Bill (RORB) pending in the Senate and the House of…