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Violators of press freedom

                            By RENAN ORTIZ The post Violators of press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatJul 5th, 2021

Will the government hear the people sing?

“We call on all the concerned sectors to stand together against the continuing wave of red-tagging and terrorist-labelling and to vigorously defend freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of association and the right to peaceably assemble.” The post Will the government hear the people sing? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated News17 hr. 18 min. ago

STATEMENT | Coverage is not terrorism, journalism is not a crime

Blocking access to these sites leave a gap in discourse and in the flow of information and highlights the threats posed by the Anti-Terrorism Law on the freedom of expression and on freedom of the press......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2022

Red-tagged activists: No justice with Remulla as justice secretary

“Given Remulla’s atrocious track record of shameless apologia for red-tagging, human rights violations, and attacks on press freedom, we express grave concern over his impending appointment as DOJ secretary, especially when his appointment also means that he will get to sit as a member the Anti-Terrorism Council.” The post Red-tagged activists: No justice with Remulla as justice secretary appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Statement | Retired editor deplores PDI compromise with ‘dismissible’ libel case of TV personality

“It’s a bad call by the PDI management, a setback for press freedom and a sad day for Philippine journalism.” The post Statement | Retired editor deplores PDI compromise with ‘dismissible’ libel case of TV personality appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

US voices alarm for press freedom in Bangladesh

The United States on Tuesday voiced alarm over what it called a deteriorating climate for press freedom in Bangladesh, which has increasingly made use of a draconian digital security law......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

UK to restore our freedoms after COVID lockdown

Britain's government confirmed Monday it will press ahead with "Freedom Day" next week by lifting most pandemic curbs in England, but urged caution as experts warned that politicians were moving too fast......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

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

AFP photographer detained at Istanbul Pride march

An AFP photographer was detained by Turkish security forces on Saturday while covering a Pride march in Istanbul that had been banned by authorities, witnesses, and press freedom campaigners said.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

Violators of Swab-Upon-Arrival rule warned: You may face admin, criminal charges

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn on Monday, June 21, gave a stern warning to government agencies and stakeholders that they might face administrative and criminal charges should they violate the Swab-Upon-Arrival rule here.  Garcia announced in a press conference on Monday that she had issued Executive Order (EO) No. 23, reminding and warning […] The post Violators of Swab-Upon-Arrival rule warned: You may face admin, criminal charges appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

A country to win

With regime change can come the restoration of the rule of law and the democratic space that have been eroded and restricted by the provincial despotism that has been despoiling this country and its people since 2016. The return of some measure of civility in politics and governance is another possibility. There are as well the increased chances of ending the pandemic and reviving the economy. And, most of all, is the likely recovery of the rights to free expression and press freedom on which true journalism thrives, and without which authentic change is next to impossible. The post A country to win appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Agosto 30, dineklarang National Press Freedom Day

Inaprubahan ng Kamara ang panukalang nagdedeklara ng August 30 kada taon bilang ‘National Press Freedom Day’. The post Agosto 30, dineklarang National Press Freedom Day first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

House approves bill declaring National Press Freedom Day on August 30

(Update) This came from the same 'House of the People' that voted to deny ABS-CBN Corp., the country's largest broadcast company, a fresh franchise in what many saw as a blow to an already precarious press freedom situation in the country. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Now, more than ever

UNESCO led the world last Monday in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Last Wednesday marked the day ABS-CBN was shut down by Duterte a year ago......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

House probe pushed on killing of ex-NUJP director

The Makabayan bloc is urging the House of Representatives to investigate the killing of Pilar, Capiz municipal administrator John Heredia, a former journalist, which they say “highlights the culture of impunity and worsening state of press freedom in the country.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 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

On World Press Freedom Day, Filipino journos press for Frenchie Mae Cumpio’s freedom, junking of Anti-Terror Law

"But even if we mark World Press Freedom Day with many reasons to be fearful, we mark it also with hope, knowing that there are many of us still working each day to gather facts and shine a little light on what is happening in the country and on what isn't." The post On World Press Freedom Day, Filipino journos press for Frenchie Mae Cumpio’s freedom, junking of Anti-Terror Law appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 3rd, 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