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Badoy invokes press freedom in media posts

The Supreme Court was asked yesterday to recall the show-cause order it issued against Lorraine Marie Badoy, the former spokesperson for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 17th, 2022

In defense of FB rants, Badoy-Partosa claims free speech, press freedom

The SC has ordered Badoy-Partosa to explain her posts on Facebook that also implied threats to shoot Judge Malagar and to bomb judges' offices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2022

Southeast Asian journos unite to defend press freedom

Six media groups from five Southeast Asian countries formed a regional collaboration to strengthen their fight against the deteriorating state of press freedom in the region. The post Southeast Asian journos unite to defend press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 14th, 2022

Why journalists, media literacy advocates oppose anti-fake news bills

Fighting disinformation and misinformation does not necessarily include legislative intervention. Recent attempts to pass legislation to counter the spread of false information, journalists fear, will all the more threaten the state of press freedom in the country. The post Why journalists, media literacy advocates oppose anti-fake news bills appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 8th, 2022

Attacks vs media asked to be tackled in UN review on PH

In an effort to highlight the attacks against press freedom in the international community, alternative media groups have submitted their complaints to experts from the United Nations on Friday, Nov. 11, in Geneva Switzerland. The post Attacks vs media asked to be tackled in UN review on PH appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 12th, 2022

Zubiri lashes out vs chilling effect, urges media to help beautify image of PH

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri appealed to members of the media to help beautify the image of the Philippines after the United Nations Human Rights Committee called out the government over its "war on drugs" and the chilling effect of media killings on press freedom......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2022

CCPC honors first Cebuano Press Freedom martyr

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu media industry, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2022, honored the life and works of four notable Cebuanos who have contributed greatly to advancing free press in their various capacities as journalist-lawyers and as lawmakers. The Cebu Citizens Press Council (CCPC) led the unveiling of the statue in honor of […] The post CCPC honors first Cebuano Press Freedom martyr appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2022

Cebu opens 30th Press Freedom Week in the ‘new normal’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s media industry welcomed on Sunday, September 18 the 30th year of the Cebu Press Freedom Week.  For this year, Press Freedom Week will be reviving several physical activities, after two years of lockdowns, such as the volleyball tournament among reporters, forum, and learning sessions for communications and journalism students in […] The post Cebu opens 30th Press Freedom Week in the ‘new normal’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2022

On first National Press Freedom Day, journos reiterate call to defend free press

On the first National Press Freedom Day, journalists highlight the increasing attacks against the Filipino media community and how laws were being used to silence the independent press. The post On first National Press Freedom Day, journos reiterate call to defend free press appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 31st, 2022

Rewriting history: Media promote, counter Marcos propaganda

POLITICAL PROPAGANDA takes all forms. The Marcoses have always used the circus elements of politics to manipulate and control the public mind. Mainstream media need to understand that their coverage even of entertainment can promote lies, betraying the purpose of press freedom and its constitutional protection.The movie, "Maid in Malacanang", scheduled to screen early next month, is the latest example of this st.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2022

Nonoy Espina, champion of press freedom and media workers’ rights, writes 30

Jose Jaime “Nonoy” Llavore Espina walked his talk in defending press freedom and welfare of media workers in the country, braved vilification and threats on his life and said this line many times over: The press is free not because it is allowed to be free. It is free because it insists on being free......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

Duterte’s predatory cyberwar against press freedom

These attacks underscore once again how far the Duterte administration can go in silencing the press. The recent cyberattacks are not isolated from other forms of assault on the Philippine media. These are part of Duterte’s arsenal of weapons as a “predator of press freedom,” an apt description from the Reporters Without Borders. The post Duterte’s predatory cyberwar against press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Duterte named as one of 37 press freedom predators

According to Paris-based media watchdog, Duterte has used several weapons to wage “total war” against independent media. The post Duterte named as one of 37 press freedom predators appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Media watchdog lists Duterte among world press freedom predators

"The executive has enormous power centered on the president. Judges who don’t toe the line are pushed aside. Congress tamely endorses all the president’s decisions," the Reporters Without Borders report read. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

NUJP on World Press Freedom Day: We will continue to insist on being free

We mark World Press Freedom Day with recent reminders of the risks that journalists in the Philippines, especially those among the alternative and regional media face......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Groups urge concrete actions against barriers on World Press Freedom Day

"Support against barriers to press freedom exist beyond mere rhetoric. Concrete actions need to be done to ensure that members of the media are protected in the line of duty.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Palace disputes, downplays dip in World Press Freedom Index

"In the same way that we expect the president not to be onion-skinned, the media should not be onion-skinned when the president responds," the president's spokesperson said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

'Bulatlat20: Reaffirming truth-telling, defending press freedom

This article looks back on Bulatlat‘s commitment to human rights reporting and how it has remained true to truthtelling. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com The years 2004 and 2005 were crucial for Bulatlat. As an alternative media, it was expected to actively report on the worsening extrajudicial killings – at least one activist killed… The post #Bulatlat20: Reaffirming truth-telling, defending press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Media watchdogs, UP community press for journalist’s freedom

“Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s government must cease and desist treating journalists as criminals.” The post Media watchdogs, UP community press for journalist’s freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Truthtellers under siege: Worsening media repression under the Duterte administration

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 has been widely criticised for curtailing press freedom and the freedom of expression. It has granted authorities the power to detain activists and journalists, and to allege them at the very least of committing terrorism as the law so vaguely defined. The post Truthtellers under siege: Worsening media repression under the Duterte administration appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing relevance of print media

In the context of community print publications, they should be strengthened not just by the people’s support but by ensuring that press freedom will be promoted and upheld by the government. The post COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing relevance of print media appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020