[In the news] Media groups critical of Duterte administration rue cyber attacks -Manila Bulletin

Media groups critical of Duterte administration rue cyber attacks Following the continuous cyber attacks against some critical media entities, a professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication said that there was a reason to believe that these acts were state-sponsored. This, after several alternative press websites, were subjected to distributed…

[Urgent Appeal] Harassment of a Radio Broadcaster -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL January 28, 2014 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment of a Radio Broadcaster ISSUES: Human Rights Defender, Harassment and Intimidation ________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment case involving a human rights defender in the media sector. If you wish to make any inquiries…

[Announcement] Report cases of attacks, threats, and killings of journalists and media workers. -CMFR

Defend press freedom. Report cases of attacks, threats, and killings of journalists and media workers. You can send us a direct message here or an email (staff@cmfr-phil.org) about the details of the incident. You can also share this photo to inform others with the hashtags #PressFreedomWatch and #endimpunityinPH Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility Visit…

[Featured Video] Speak up against impunity -NUJP

SPEAK UP AGAINST IMPUNITY National Union of Journalists of the Philippines January 23 marks the 39th month since the Ampatuan Massacre. Since 1986, 154 journalists, including 32 of the 58 victims in the brutal murder, have been killed in the line of duty. The insatiable lust for power by some, a wanton disregard for rights,…

[From the web] Dumaguete hosts MTV Exit concert vs human trafficking -INQUIRER.net

Dumaguete hosts MTV Exit concert vs human trafficking. INQUIRER.net August 14, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) and the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates (MATA) announced the full artist line-up that will be performing at the MTV EXIT’s National Anti-Trafficking Roadshow Concert at Dumaguete’s Freedom Park on August 17. Kyle Patrick, the…

[From the web] When journalists are subpoenaed – RAPPLER.com

When journalists are subpoenaed – RAPPLER – Philippine News | Multimedia | Citizen Journalism | Social Media. by Chay F. HOFILEÑA, RAPPLER.com January 31, 2012 Are journalists who are subpoenaed by courts obliged to comply with them? What legitimate reasons are there for not honoring these court orders? Subpoenas are orders issued by courts to…

[In the news] EDITORIAL – Again, impunity – PhilStar.com

EDITORIAL – Again, impunity The Philippine Star January 07, 2012  In the first week of the year, with the Christmas season not even officially over, another journalist has been murdered. Christopher Guarin, publisher of a community newspaper and a “block-timer” on radio station dxMD in General Santos City, was ambushed while driving home with his…

[From the web] Excess of freedom, impunity; Deficit of ethics, self-criticism « Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Excess of freedom, impunity; Deficit of ethics, self-criticism « Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. by Malou Mangahas December 12th, 2011, http://www.pcij.org   THE PHILIPPINE media community, one of the freest and most rambunctious in all of Asia, is an incredible, hopefully not incorrigible, story of dissonant currents and practices. For instance, while press freedom has…

[In the news] Surprise visits to Ampatuan jail cells proposed – Interaksyon.com

Surprise visits to Ampatuan jail cells proposed – Interaksyon.com. Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines — Families of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre will press the government to allow them to conduct surprise visits on the detention facility of the members of the Ampatuan clan, principal suspects in the murder. The families, who organized themselves…