[From the web] DAKILA condemns the harassment of Joshua Molo, the Editor-in-Chief of the UE Dawn, for publishing his opinion about the current administration’s response in the #COVID19 pandemic

We strongly condemn the harassment of Joshua Molo, the Editor-in-Chief of the University of the East’s official publication UE Dawn, for publishing his opinion about the current administration’s response in the #COVID19 pandemic.

Earlier today, Molo was threatened by barangay officials with the filing of a libel case against him if he will not issue a public apology after he criticized the Durterte administration which offended some of his high school teachers.

We believe that this is a direct attack not only to campus journalists, media practitioners, and society’s watchdogs but also to citizen who are expressing their dissent whether online or offline.

Now more than ever, we must never be silenced for upholding our freedoms and rights. Let us continue to #HoldTheLine and #DefendPressFreedom.

#UpholdFreedomOfExpression

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