[Statement] FROM LOCKDOWN TO CRACKDOWN: Focus on the Global South Statement on the Anti-Terror Bill in the Philippines -Focus on the Global South

FROM LOCKDOWN TO CRACKDOWN: Focus on the Global South Statement on the Anti-Terror Bill in the Philippines Focus on the Global South joins other progressive groups and movements in strongly opposing the imminent passage of a new anti-terrorism bill in the Philippines. That the proposed law was railroaded in both Houses of Congress—with Duterte himself…

[Joint Statement] We Reject the Terror Bill -NUJP

[Joint Statement] We Reject the Terror Bill Why do our government officials always think law and order, peace and security can be realized only at the expense of our rights? We, journalists, media organizations, civil society groups, academics, and other concerned individuals unequivocally reject the anti-terror bill that the House of Representatives railroaded through the…

[Statement] Philippines: Proposed Anti-Terrorism Law will solidify abuse of State power -Forum-Asia

Philippines: Proposed Anti-Terrorism Law will solidify abuse of State power (Bangkok, 2 June 2020) – The railroading of the Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines will further erode human rights in the country, rights groups said today. The Asian Forum of Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member organisations Balaod Mindanaw, Dakila, Karapatan, LILAK (Purple…

[Statement] Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) on the International Week of the Disappeared, 2020

Joint statement Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) on the International Week of the Disappeared, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic cannot obliterate enforced disappearance. On the contrary, it may even exacerbate the perpetration of this global scourge. As we kick off the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD)…

[Statement] on ABS-CBN shutdown NASSA/CARITAS PH

Statement on ABS-CBN shutdown NASSA/CARITAS PH May 6, 2020 On May 5, 2020, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a cease-and-desist order against broadcast media giant, ABS-CBN, due to the expiration of its congressional franchise citing Republic Act 3846 or the Radio Control Law. Since 2016, ABS-CBN worked for a franchise renewal, and bills…

[Statement] of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN

Statement of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN 6 May 2020 The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit environmental health organization, condemns the action by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordering the media outfit ABS-CBN to cease broadcast while the entire nation is engrossed on addressing the myriad of health and socio-economic problems brought…