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[From the web] Remate columnist shot dead, 3rd journalist killed in Masbate -NUJP

Remate columnist shot dead, 3rd journalist killed in Masbate

A columnist of the tabloid Remate was gunned down by motorcycle-riding killers in Milagros town, Masbate Monday morning, media reported. News reports said Joaquin Briones was shot four times in the back along Bombon Bridge, Sitio Feeder Road in Barangay Bacolod around 8:45 a.m. Briones was also popularly known as “Dos por Dos,” for the local radio program he used to host. He also used to publish the Masbate Tribune. Known as a hard-hitting journalist, Briones was convicted in 2000 to more than 12 years in jail for libel and was granted parole after serving almost half his sentence in 2005, records of the National Union of Journalists show.

He was the third Masbate journalist murdered since 2003 when Nelson Nedura was killed December 2 that year and Antonio Castillo was murdered on June 12, 2009. Jun Briones is the second journalist killed under the Duterte administration both of whom are from the Bicol Region. Larry Que, publisher of local paper Catanduanes News Now, was shot by an unidentified gunman December 20, 2016.

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Rowena Cahiles
Program Coordinator
NUJP-IFJ Media Safety Office
NUJP Hotline: 09175155991

[Featured Video] Speak up against impunity -NUJP

SPEAK UP AGAINST IMPUNITY
National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

nujp-logoJanuary 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, and the weakness of institutions that are supposed to protect us from injustice have allowed Ampatuan Massacre and other murders to happen. That is how impunity works.

From today until the 23rd and even beyond, feel free to post and share this video. Say a thing or two against impunity.

Stand up for press freedom. Stand against impunity. (Public service ad created by BBDO)

Watch video @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151244100324141

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[In the news] JOINT EDITORIAL | Take a stand, don’t cop out on FOI -InterAksyon.com

JOINT EDITORIAL | Take a stand, don’t cop out on FOI
By NUJP, KBP, PPI, PCIJ, CMFR
January 21, 2013

InterAksyon logo2The following is a joint editorial released by the the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, the Philippine Press Institute, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. InterAksyon.com endorses the call for the passage of the Freedom of Information Bill.

It is the season of elections and all political parties and candidates are wont to spin a slew of promises yet again in their drive for votes.

But before they start courting voters yet again, the first order of business is this: Political parties and candidates must deliver on a promise they’ve made in elections past by taking and making known their party and personal stand on the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill.

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[In the news] Media groups express concern over threats on Kidapawan journalist -MindaNews.com

Media groups express concern over threats on Kidapawan journalist
By Malu Cadelina-Manar , MindaNews.com
January 17, 2013

MindaNewsKIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Jan) – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), in expressing concern about reports of a threat against a journalist here.

Reports reaching NUJP said that a texter, who identified himself as a member of the Bagani, was tasked to “silence” Joy Francisco, publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Voice Journal (SVJ), a weekly tabloid based in this city.

The text, using the mobile phone number 09214095902, was sent to two local radio reporters, one of them Abner Francisco, program director of Charm Radio and columnist of the SVJ, around 8:30 a.m. last Sunday.

When the reporters tried to call the sender, the phone was already out of reach.

It was not clear how the texter was able to get the personal numbers of the reporters.

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[In the news] NUJP: Aquino declaring war on people by keeping libel in Cybercrime Law -GMANews.com

NUJP: Aquino declaring war on people by keeping libel in Cybercrime Law
October 6, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III is declaring war on his own people with his position that online libel should remain a punishable offense under the Anti-Cybercrime Act, the National Union of Journalists said Friday.

In a statement, the NUJP scored Aquino for insisting that the provision on online libel should not be removed, to give victims a form of “redress.”

“We now have a president who has openly declared war on his own people,” the NUJP said on its website.

Several groups had objected to the new law, saying the provision on online libel may threaten the right to freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

The NUJP said that if Aquino insists on keeping online libel in the law, it could only mean Filipinos were never his bosses at all.

“This can only mean one thing — we are not his bosses at all, if we ever were in the first place,” it lamented.

On the other hand, the NUJP quoted Thomas Jefferson as once saying, “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so.”

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[In the news] Cyber law talks set next week -PhilStar.com

Cyber law talks set next week
By Aurea Calica, The Philippine Star
October 05, 2012

MANILA, PhilippinesMalacañang has set a dialogue with stakeholders on the controversial Cybercrime Law even as more groups stepped up calls to repeal the law on fears that it would be used to suppress online freedoms.

A dialogue was scheduled on Oct. 9 to allow all stakeholders to air their concerns about Republic Act 10175, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said.

The place and venue will be announced later, he said.

At the same time, Lacierda said he was not aware if the executive branch could still suspend the implementation of RA 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act since it was “called to implement it.”

“We are the executive branch, we execute. What the legislative branch can do, I understand, and I have seen from some tweets that are going around, is that they can issue a joint resolution. But I don’t know if they intend to do that,” Lacierda said.

Lacierda said he could ask Justice Secretary Leila de Lima if a suspension of the law’s implementation was possible at this time.

Lacierda said so far no case had been filed for online libel or any of the contentious provisions and there were portions that would have to be enforced immediately.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) joined the growing clamor to repeal RA 10175.

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[In the news] 100 Ampatuan massacre suspects still scot-free | Sun.Star

100 Ampatuan massacre suspects still scot-free | Sun.Star.

By Bong S. Sarmiento
May 24, 2012

KORONADAL CITY — Some 100 suspects in the gruesome massacre in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao that shocked the nation two years ago have remained scot-free, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said Wednesday.

Rowena Paraan, NUJP secretary general, also stressed that only 96 of the 196 suspects have been arrested since the manslaughter happened.

She also lamented that of the 64 suspects arraigned, only two of them are primary suspects — former Maguindanao Governor Andal S. Ampatuan Sr. and his son and namesake Andal U. Ampatuan Jr., former mayor of Datu Unsay town.

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[in the news] 100 Ampatuan massacre suspects still scot-free | Sun.Star

100 Ampatuan massacre suspects still scot-free | Sun.Star.

By Bong S. Sarmiento
May 24, 2012

KORONADAL CITY — Some 100 suspects in the gruesome massacre in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao that shocked the nation two years ago have remained scot-free, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said Wednesday.

Rowena Paraan, NUJP secretary general, also stressed that only 96 of the 196 suspects have been arrested since the manslaughter happened.

She also lamented that of the 64 suspects arraigned, only two of them are primary suspects — former Maguindanao Governor Andal S. Ampatuan Sr. and his son and namesake Andal U. Ampatuan Jr., former mayor of Datu Unsay town.

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[In the news] NUJP reports threat vs GMA Network crew – RAPPLER.com

NUJP reports threat vs GMA Network crew – RAPPLER – Philippine News | Multimedia | Citizen Journalism | Social Media.

By PATERNO ESMAQUEL II
February 2, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – A Cagayan de Oro City barangay official reportedly threatened a GMA Network crew while the latter pursued a story on the effects of mining, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said Thursday, February 2.

Cagayan de Oro City-based GMA Network reporter Nef Luczon said he had gone to the local barangay office with two cameramen, Micheal Tolang and Micheal Cabulay, on Wednesday for a story on mining and its effects on the local Iponan River.

Higaonon community leaders reportedly escorted the GMA-7 crew to the river, and showed them the extent of the operations of so-called small-scale miners. Iponan residents blame them for allegedly having exacerbated the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Sendong in December 2011, the NUJP said.

Lucson reportedly said barangay kagawad Roy Yanez suddenly accosted and verbally threatened them when they began asking barangay chairperson Loresa Gaupan regarding the barge.

Read full article @ www.rappler.com

[[From the web] An appeal for our media colleagues battered by typhoon ‘Sendong’- NUJP

An appeal for our media colleagues battered by typhoon ‘Sendong’

  The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) appeals to colleagues and the public to extend help to media workers including NUJP members who have been ravaged by typhoon “Sendong.”

Hundreds have died and many more have been left homeless and dispossessed due to the calamity that struck the cities of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Dumaguete and other areas.

It could have not have come at time at a worse time, hitting just a few days before Christmas and New Year.

The need for assistance is massive. Let us share whatever we can by helping initially our colleagues at their hour of desperate need.

We can share clothes, food and other basic necessities but the most immediate and practical at this time is cash. We can channel material support to the NUJP Safety Office in Mindanao which is based in Cagayan de Oro (St. Joseph’s Hall, 5th cor. 7th Streets, Lazareth, Cagayan de Oro City). Those in Manila and nearby areas may send their donations to the NUJP office (4/f FSS Bldg. Annex No. 89 Scout Castor, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City).

But for the immediate cash assistance, please send to Account No. 229_722_9507-458 (Metrobank). Kindly email to nujphil@gmail.com to inform the NUJP of your assistance.

For inquiries, please call/text 09104950095 (Weng Paraan, NUJP secretary general), 09213218357 (Rupert Mangilit, NUJP staff) or (02) 3767330 (NUJP office).

Thank you.

Source: www.ellentordesillas.com

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